Never fear: he's on the case, or at least calibrating his response and balancing something or other:
After the flight he learned the details of the plot, that the bomber had real explosives and was associated with al-Qaeda. He tells us that “a harsh and frightening reality suddenly set in as my suspicions were confirmed. I and everyone on that flight had come very close to being nothing but pieces of charred bone and fragments of flesh, identifiable only by DNA testing and dental records.”
When the Obama administration flacks tell us this was only an “attempt” or that it was “foiled,” they should tell that to the passengers on that flight and to their loved ones. The Obama team is now seemingly in the business of defining terrorism downward. We are supposed to celebrate and think that the “system worked” because 300 poor souls were traumatized rather than incinerated on Christmas Day. [. . .]
The desire to not believe there are jihadist fanatics determined to kill us — organized in multiple international venues, not amenable to reason or persuasion, and only stoppable if captured or killed — is so intense that it still ensnares elite sophisticates and those who are charged with keeping us safe. Perhaps the president would do well to get off the golf course and explain that he finally gets it and plans to begin a top-to-bottom review of his approach to domestic terror attacks (not merely our “aviation protocols”).
His aides noted another important balance Obama is trying to strike: between work and play, his job as president and his family, his public profile and a personal retreat that has been almost completely private for four full days.
I guess it's more about his "personal journey" than it is about leading our country.
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