There’s a chill in the air that has nothing to do with the fact that it’s now October. In his new book, “Obama’s Wars”, journalist Bob Woodward tells of a conversation he had with President Obama in which the Commander-in-Chief told him we can “absorb a terrorist attack”.
According to Woodward, the president stated, “I said very early on, as a Senator and continue to believe, as a presidential candidate and now as president, that we can absorb a terrorist attack. We will do everything we can to prevent it. but even a 9/11, even the biggest attack ever, that ever took place on our soil, we absorbed it, and we are stronger. This is a strong, powerful country that we live in, and our people are incredibly resilient.”
Yes, I agree the American people are very resilient, but this statement seems to give the impression that the idea of a few thousand more people dying at the hands of terrorists on American soil is really no big deal. It’s an amazing display of his detachment from and lack of feeling towards the American people, which he seems to display with some regularity.
But what else would you expect from an administration that changed the “War on Terror” to “overseas contingency operations’? He’s either completely clueless about the dangers we face or he just doesn’t care. Although to be fair, he did go on to say that nuclear weapons in the hands of terrorists would be “a game changer”.
I can’t believe he would really think that the next attack would be on the same scale or by the same means as 9-11. Because of the escalating nature of terrorism, the next attack is likely to result in many more deaths. You can be sure that the families of future victims won’t be “absorbing” the attack any more than the families of the 9-11-01 victims have.
The leader of a free people who swore to uphold the Constitution and defend the nation against all enemies should never expect the people he works for to “absorb” another attack on our soil. He should be doing anything and everything to prevent it.
A president’s main duty under the Constitution is to provide for the common defense. But instead, this president is busy micro-managing the financial industry, the automobile industry, the economy (how’s that working for us?), health care, student loans– the list gets longer everyday. He and his minions have their spindly little fingers in everyone’s pie. Is it any wonder he has such an aloof attitude towards the destruction that another attack would bring our way?
Oh for the good old days when President Clinton would bite his lower lip, tell us, “I feel your pain” and shed a few crocodile tears. Those were good times.