Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A Brief Reminder The War on Terror Isn't Over

Last week, as President Obama was dancing over Osama bin Laden's watery grave, I wrote a piece arguing the War on Terror isn't over. Here is the concluding paragraph:
I am well aware that we are a country weary from more than a decade of war in Afghanistan and Iraq. But the uncomfortable truth is that there are still jihadists who wish to kill Americans here and abroad and have the means to carry out their evil intentions. We are only a box cutter away from a painful reminder that the War on Terror isn't over.
Or that might be a pair of briefs as word came late yesterday of the CIA foiling another underwear bomb plot via al Qaeda in Yemen. Fortunately, in this case, our intelligence remained one step ahead of the enemy. But new plots are being hatched and, heaven forbid, but next time we might not be so lucky. In the meantime, President Obama would be wise to stop gloating. However, as the election campaign unfolds, it will be plain to see that he is not in possession of such wisdom.

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