Have the terrorists won?

I was wasting time looking at today’s
about frequency of air
travel on slashdot when I came across this

Bah, I say. Bah. The terrorists have truely won the fight to cause permanent
annoyance everywhere. And our politicians, all of them, went with it
wholesale. Strike one up for that moral panic. Now, any takers on bets how
long it’ll take us to clean that mess up? 20 years? 40?

Thinking of politicians brought to mind the following lines from
by New Model Army

Not foolish and brave, these leaders of ours Just stupid and petty, unworthy
of power

Unfortunately, I reckon that sums up modern British politicians perfectly.