This is a major policy shift for a president who spent a month telling Americans not to "jump to conclusions" after Army doctor Nidal Malik Hasan reportedly jumped on a desk, shouted "Allahu Akbar!" and began shooting up Fort Hood.
After last weekend, now Obama is even threatening to pronounce it "Pack-i-stan" instead of "Pahk-i-stahn." We know Obama is taking terrorism seriously because he took a break from his "Hope, Change & Chuckles" tour on the comedy circuit to denounce terrorists.
In a bit of macho posturing this week, Obama declared that -- contrary to the terrorists' wishes -- Americans "will not be terrorized, we will not cower in fear, we will not be intimidated."
First of all, having the Transportation Security Administration wanding infants, taking applesauce away from 93-year-old dementia patients, and forcing all Americans to produce their shoes, computers and containers with up to 3 ounces of liquid in Ziploc bags for special screening pretty much blows that "not intimidated" look Obama wants America to adopt.
"Intimidated"? How about "absolutely terrified"?
Second, it would be a little easier for the rest of us not to live in fear if the president's entire national security strategy didn't depend on average citizens happening to notice a smoldering SUV in Times Square or smoke coming from a fellow airline passenger's crotch.
But after the car bomber and the diaper bomber, it has become increasingly clear that Obama's only national defense strategy is: Let's hope their bombs don't work!
If only Dr. Hasan's gun had jammed at Fort Hood, that could have been another huge foreign policy success for Obama."
The events of 9/11 were nothing short of miraculous...and aided and abetted by the airlines longstanding credo of "SIT THE HELL DOWN AND DON 'T YOU DARE MOVE A MUSCLE WITHOUT THE STEWARDESS SAY SO!"...
...but ever since then folks have been rather proactive in spotting and even foiling terrorist plots, which is more than can be said for His Lowness, aka Emperor Barry The First.
Despite what certain theatrical presentations would have you think (CBS's "Criminal Minds" among the plethora of make-believe-idiocies), terrorists do not simply descend from liberal nirvana with state-of-the-art technologies and enough attending masters of mayhem to destroy civilization as we know it. That's what we have liberal presidents for.
By and large, law enforcement owes its successful-incarceration rates (if 50-50 is your idea of successful, that is), to simple stupidity, such as this latest bozo forgetting to remove the VIN info from the engine of his boom-boom-mobile.
BUT...and this is a but as large as the first lady's prominent derriere...since a broken watch is correct at least twice a day and shit simply happens, sooner or later this dog & pony show masquerading as a presidency is going to screw up, and bigtime at that.
His timidity has obviously emboldened the fiends of islam, and our enemies are bound to score one for their Gipper.