As part of this endless war, he declared,
we have to be prepared for ongoing terrorist attacks.
"For the first time in our history we will probably suffer more
casualties here at home than will our troops overseas." -- Dick Cheney,
October 2001. 
As a result, Cheney warned, we'll have to get used to invasive security
"We're going to have to take steps ... that'll become a permanent part
of our way of life." -- Dick Cheney, October 2001.
Which brings us to another cost of militarism -- the loss of our civil
We never said this war was not going to have costs!
As the United States barricades itself against the world, we all suffer
the inconveniences of increased security measures. But some of these
measures are not simply inconvenient -- they are dangerous.
"Homeland security" has become a slogan for eliminating civil rights
protections long deemed inconvenient by the FBI and other police
Agencies that often give priority to suppressing political opponents.
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