Resume your regularly scheduled panic

On this first anniversary of the terrorist strikes in London, we here in New York can go back to panic, even as an apparent attack on our PATH commuter rail tunnels (leading in to the WTC) was thwarted. The plan involved an attempt to flood lower Manhattan.
The good news: the plot was thwarted. The bad news: the plot was thwarted by law enforcement, and apparently, federal, state and local law enforcement acting within the scope of the Constitution, rather than by “robust” military action and foreign policy and national security apparatuses using extraordinary powers.
Well, there’s always next time…