Is President Obama responsible for the recent surge of successful terrorist attacks?
In the last three months we have seen a surge in terrorists attacks. The Fort Hood, the Detroit attack and the seven CIA Agents killed in Afghanistan were all successful breeches of our security. Is it the weakness or the toughness of our policies that have increased the violence or the inexperience of the present administration?
There is something called a differentiation between root cause and proximate cause. One proximate cause is that Obama has continued with the political correctness policies that allowed religious wackos (Muslim this time instead of Christian) at Fort Hood and on planes.
The root cause is the stupidity and fecundity of Boobus Americanus that keeps electing idiots just like themselves, and that keeps pumping out litters of spawn requiring more and more mid-East oil to keep them in Pampers.
Everyone should know by now that terrorist activities generally increase during holidays; especially during this time of the year when people gather in large numbers in many places. They want to maximize the effect of terrorism if they are successful with their actions. Obama being president has absolutely nothing to do with the increase in terrorist activities.
I can't improve on David Brooks op-ed in this morning's paper
The God That Fails
By DAVID BROOKS
Published: December 31, 2009
But there was a realistic sense that human institutions are necessarily flawed. History is not knowable or controllable. People should be grateful for whatever assistance that government can provide and had better do what they can to be responsible for their own fates.
That mature attitude seems to have largely vanished. Now we seem to expect perfection from government and then throw temper tantrums when it is not achieved. We seem to be in the position of young adolescents — who believe mommy and daddy can take care of everything, and then grow angry and cynical when it becomes clear they can’t.
All this money and technology seems to have reduced the risk of future attack. But, of course, the system is bound to fail sometimes. Reality is unpredictable, and no amount of computer technology is going to change that.
Resilient societies have a level-headed understanding of the risks inherent in this kind of warfare.
But, of course, this is not how the country has reacted over the past week. There have been outraged calls for Secretary Janet Napolitano of the Department of Homeland Security to resign, as if changing the leader of the bureaucracy would fix the flaws inherent in the bureaucracy. There have been demands for systemic reform — for more protocols, more layers and more review systems.
Much of the criticism has been contemptuous and hysterical.
Dick Cheney argues that the error was caused by some ideological choice. Arlen Specter screams for more technology — full-body examining devices. “We thought that had been remedied,” said Senator Kit Bond, as if omniscience could be accomplished with legislation.
In a mature nation, President Obama could go on TV and say, “Listen, we’re doing the best we can, but some terrorists are bound to get through.” But this is apparently a country that must be spoken to in childish ways. The original line out of the White House was that the system worked. Don’t worry, little Johnny.
When that didn’t work the official line went to the other extreme. “I consider that totally unacceptable,” Obama said. I’m really mad, Johnny. But don’t worry, I’ll make it all better.
Meanwhile, the Transportation Security Administration has to be seen doing something, so it added another layer to its stage play, “Security Theater” — more baggage regulations, more in-flight restrictions.
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