"We can absorb a terrorist attack. We'll do everything we can to prevent it, but even a 9/11, even the biggest attack ever . . . we absorbed it and we are stronger."
....just makes me nauseous.
"Everything we can to prevent it"? Really? Like closing Gitmo and setting terrorists free? Oh wait...that hasn't worked out yet. Like inviting an attack by attempting to hold the KSM trial in Manhattan? I could go on...but I won't.
We sure aren't "stronger" because of anything Obama has done.
Update: Woah Nellie! I was being restrained when I first posted this this morning but Victor Davis Hanson most definitely was NOT. With regard to the above Obama quote, VDH calls it "a very callous and cruel editorial about the 3,000 who were so savagely killed and are no longer with us."
Read the whole thing, but he finishes strong:
When all this is collated with the arbitrary withdrawal dates, the McChrystal mess, the confusions and flip-flopping on everything from Guantanamo to the KSM trial, the plethora of regional czars at the expense of the secretary of state’s traditional portfolio, the weird remarks like “allegedly” after the Mutallab attempt, the deliberate distortions of the issues involved in the Ground Zero mosque, the Cairo speech myth-making, the initial al-Arabiya review, the silence after the Iranian protests last years, and much more — then we, our allies, and our enemies all get the impression that Obama is uninterested in national-security issues, resents the position that he is put in by a war against terror and operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, and seems to think that at some abstract level past American culpability has provoked radical Islamists to lash out, requiring us to absorb rather than preempt their blows. This trumps even Carterism and is a prescription for national suicide.See! If I didn't have to rush off to work this morning, I'd have explained it just like that. Well, close to that. He's more eloquent.