Obama: “We Can Absorb a Terrorist Attack”

Whiskey tango foxtrot? From Bob Woodward’s new book:

Woodward’s book portrays Obama and the White House as barraged by warnings about the threat of terrorist attacks on U.S. soil and confronted with the difficulty in preventing them. 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.”

For the sake of argument I’ll play devil’s advocate for a moment. I get what he’s saying: he’s saying essentially “let me be clear, we’ll do whatever we can to prevent another 9/11 but worst case scenario, if another one were to happen, we would recover, just as we recovered from 9/11. Whatever kills you doesn’t make you stronger!” And then Kayne would come out singing his bastardized Daft Punk track and boo-yah, another party at the White House.

This isn’t the biggest capslock OMG moment for me, from advance excerpts of the book, it seems as though Obama is committing the same faux-pas liberals allege that Bush committed in not listening to his generals. That is a bigger problem, especially coupled with the admin‘s inability to acknowledge radical Islam as the fuel for terrorism. Are we doing everything to keep America safe? We can’t even acknowledge the enemy’s motivation.

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