Sure enough.. It was like a mass advertisment for tyrants to come saying: "Hey, you wanna be the next Hitler? Just scare everyone silly for a few days.. Here, look at the way they reacted after the WTC attack!"
We are setting a bad, bad precedent that is going to come back to bite us eventually.
We are openly admitting that when FEDGOV screws up that we will respond not by taking them to task, but by rolling over and surrendering our "liberties" so they can have a second chance at keeping us "safe"
A whole bunch of people have lost their right to tease the French since 9/11, imo..
I'd say many Americans are making the French look bold as of late. It's embarassing.