"The truth of the matter is, a fully loaded airplane with jet fuel, a commercial airliner, has the capacity to kill 3,000 people. A bomb in a subway car may kill 30 people. When you start to think about your priorities, you're going to think about making sure you don't have a catastrophic thing first," Chertoff said.
If we fully funneled our resources into DHS, we might not have to substitute one for the other. I understand that it's virtually impossible to guard against every type of threat, but the focus on invading Iraq instead of protecting ourselves at home has seriously weakened us to the point where we have to choose the less of two evils.