However, domestic terrorism (e.g., the Oklahoma City bombings
by Timothy McVeigh) would not be covered by the new federal program.
Dempsey and Cole focus on the bad and very scary Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, legislated by Congress and President Bill Clinton in the hysteria wrought by the World Trade Center and Oklahoma City bombings
. The law rejects and repudiates the best parts of American legal tradition.
Domestically, such extreme acts as the World Trade Center and the Oklahoma City bombings
have brought home the reality of both foreign and domestic sources of terror.