Schneier gets the London bombing response right

From his blog posting:

I would also like to urge everyone not to get wrapped up in the particulars of the terrorist tactics. We need to resist the urge to react against the particulars of this particular terrorist plot, and to keep focused on the terrorists’ goals. Spending billions to defend our trains and busses at the expense of other counterterrorist measures makes no sense. Terrorists are out to cause terror, and they don’t care if they bomb trains, busses, shopping malls, theaters, stadiums, schools, markets, restaurants, discos, or any other collection of 100 people in a small space. There are simply too many targets to defend, and we need to think smarter than protecting the particular targets the terrorists attacked last week.

Smart counterterrorism focuses on the terrorists and their funding — stopping plots regardless of their targets — and emergency response that limits their damage.

And as usual Sen. Schumer gets it wrong:

The bombings apparently also prompted Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., to look at tightening ground transportation systems. He announced he would introduce amendments to the Homeland Security appropriations bill that would double the current $100 million proposed for mass transit and rail security and double funding to $20 million for bus security improvements, particularly for New York.