April 22, 2013

FOD

My boss likes to say, "I'm surprised that you're surprised."  He means it in the sense that, no matter how noble the cause, or how tenderly it is approached, there are some things that we just know won't end well, and no amount of common sense or righteous indignation seems to change the outcome that we suspected when we first struck out.

I am invoking that saying upon myself today, after reading that Obama's campaign group, Organizing for Action, is planning a major push for immigration reform - and not the kind that would send dangerous illegals back to their country of origin.

This headline was just under the ones about the Boston bombers being part of a bigger U.S.-based terror cell.  It is likely that they were planning other attacks.  That they were funded and trained by bad people in dark corners of countries that don't like us.  And they were naturalized citizens, though we don't yet have all the details on how that happened.

And in Obama's remarks about the killing and capture of the bombers, he failed to mention one very important thing.  Here is the key passage from Obama:
We will determine what happened. We will investigate any associations that these terrorists may have had. And we’ll continue to do whatever we have to do to keep our people safe.
What is it our great country is going to do about this terrorist attack?  "Investigate" and "...whatever we have to do to keep our people safe.".

Silly me, I was hoping for something stronger, something more precise, something more akin to what President Bush said after 9/11:
The search is underway for those who are behind these evil acts. I've directed the full resources for our intelligence and law enforcement communities to find those responsible and bring them to justice. We will make no distinction between the terrorists who committed these acts and those who harbor them. 

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