Dick Cheney? Sarah Palin? Mitt Romney? Rudy Giuliani? John McCain?
All of y’allâ€”where you at? Haven’t heard your snarky, America-is-less-safe-than-ever blather this morning. Or yesterday. Or the day before. Seriously, gimme a callâ€”haven’t heard much.
Oh, did you guys happen to catch this headline in today’s New York Times: IN BLOW TO TALIBAN, 2 MORE SENIOR LEADERS ARE ARRESTED. Story is here. This, of course, happened two days after the arrest of Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban’s military commander.
Again, where y’all at? Holla!
Truth is, victories come and victories go; important arrests are inevitably followed by horrible acts. It’s the reality of terrorism, and why this isn’t a war, but an ongoing struggle/fight that will likely exist until the planet melts. But what troubles meâ€”truly troubles meâ€”is the far right’s continued effort to portray the Obama Administration as an enabler of terror, when most results point to the opposite conclusion.
If politicians weren’t supposed to publicly rip the president when George W. Bush was in office, why is it OK now? Especially when Obama seems to be handling things awfully well …