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Right Wingers: the United States is Too Weak to Absorb a Terrorist Attack

The right-wing blogosphere is agog at President Barack Obama for saying the following to journalist Bob Woodward earlier this summer:

I said very early on, as a Senator and continue to believe, as a presidential candidate and now as president, that we can absorb a terrorist attack. We will do everything we can to prevent it. but even a 9/11, even the biggest attack ever, that ever took place on our soil, we absorbed it, and we are stronger. This is a strong, powerful country that we live in, and our people are incredibly resilient.

Shoe says, “No, Obama, we cannot ‘absorb’ a terrorist attack. This country hasn’t been the same since that horrible day, and it never will be. To say anything to the contrary is plainly stupid.”

Justified Right squeals: “Well, this is scary…. We can “absorb” one? What am I a sponge?”

The American Enterprise Institute roils: “These are stunningly complacent words from the man responsible for stopping such a terrorist attack.”

The Betrayed: A True Patriot Site asks rhetorically, “Will Obama Force America To ‘Absorb A Terror Attack’ To Save His Presidency?”

Liz Cheney wails, “Once again the President seems either unwilling or unable to do what it takes to keep this nation safe. The President owes the American people an explanation.”

Apparently, America’s right wing doesn’t think that the United States can absorb a terrorist attack. They think that a bunch of fundamentalist losers with boxcutters are stronger than the other 300 million of us put together. Boy, they don’t have much confidence in this country, do they? Their attitude is not very patriotic. Maybe they’re actually French, or Canadian, or something. Maybe they’re French Canadians.

Quick, someone grab an American flag hankie and apply a tourniquet before the scaredy cats fall into a faint.

3 comments to Right Wingers: the United States is Too Weak to Absorb a Terrorist Attack

  • Tom

    We’re already bristling with nukes we don’t want, can’t use and are expensive to maintain and they still want MORE? There are so many holes in our homeland (in)security strategies that it’s just ridiculous to worry about every little threat. One thing that would go a long way toward warding off terrorism would be to adopt a different approach to our foreign policy which seems to generate people who hate us and want revenge. But of course that’s being “soft” on terrorism . . .

  • Tom

    i forgot to mention that the chief threat to our so-called security is the insolvent banking system we have and the fact that we’re using fiat money now. Bombs and guns won’t help when we’re reduced to a third world country because our money won’t buy anything and has no real value behind the numbers printed on paper. The whole system is a fiction and will probably hyper-inflate before its all over.

  • Tom

    Then of course there’s the climate issue we keep ignoring which is only going to get much worse and it’s damage we’re doing to ourselves!

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