Wednesday, September 22, 2010

3,000 died, but can you please pass the ketchup?

New Woodward Book "Obama's Wars" Includes A Very Telling Quote From The Commander In Chief

A senior administration official had this to say about the book:

"The President comes across in the [Afghanistan] review and throughout the decision making process as a Commander in Chief who is analytical, strategic, and decisive, with a broad view of history, national security, and his role."

But in the book, as casually as you might ask someone at the table to pass the ketchup, the President had this to say:

"[w]e 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,"

How should this statement be interpreted? Is the President seemingly resigned to some inevitability of a terrorist attack being successful at some point in the future?

Or is there perhaps some deeper meaning as it relates to the acceptance by the west that some number of terror attacks need to be tolerated so that our relations with the Muslim world can stay on some imaginary even keel.

This was written in the blog, Ace of Spades HQ, which sums up the President's quote well:

"They will spin this, but this is what Obama is getting at, what the left is constantly saying, but which leftist politicians are careful never to say publicly: for the good of relations with the Muslim world we're just going to have to be mature about mass murder."


  1. if you believe this then you are an idiot and not someone who should be blogging.

    9/11 & Timothy McVey happened before Obama and the administration couldn't & didn't prevent it. What he is acknowledging is that as vigilant as the US is - you may be attacked again.

    I don't know how people like you walk and breath at the same time.

  2. Thanks for the thought Travis. Or is it comrade?

  3. Perhaps this is why he is against securing the border. His plan isn't to prevent an attack but to "absorb" it.

    His message ? Why GD America of course.