Another President, Another Woodward Book

Well, we’re into the second year of Obama and we have our first Bob Woodward book on the administration that will be heavily excerpted but rarely read. Here’s the big “bombshell” they’re floating:

During an interview with Woodward in July, the president said, “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.” 

Is Obama another Nietzsche? Probably not, but it’s certainly a comment that’s not gonna win him any admirers on the patriotic right. While his words are technically true, it’s his mentality that is the problem. Yes, we can survive or “absorb” another attack, but remember, what gets absorbed is people’s lives. We don’t want to get hit with a terrorist attack and lose even one American life to terrorism ever again. While the goal may be unattainable, that’s the goal we want our president to have.

Ultimately, this isn’t the worst thing I’ve heard Obama say…far from it, but it’s another piece of the puzzle that fits perfectly.


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