No expectation of victory
In an unsettling report acknowledging the very real possibility of anther terror attack on U.S. soil, the daily’s article titled, Feds face homegrown threats in fight against terrorism, states that American overreaction must be “staved off,” though many experts think we must learn to adapt to living with such risks, as Europeans and Israelis have.
To combat the threat, Obama has called for a new approach — a change in tone — to thwart terrorism.
You read that right.
Obama’s speeches and policy papers talked less of a war on terror than a long struggle of ideas to be won with diplomacy, foreign aid and international crime fighting. Improving Mideast relations and the U.S. image abroad will lessen the rage that drives thousands of young men into jihadist training camps, Obama argues.
“In calling it a war, we created an expectation that there would be something that looks like victory,” said Brian Jenkins, a RAND Corp. analyst who advised U.S. presidents. “This is going to be an enduring task. To move from ‘mission accomplished’ to ‘enduring task’ is a fundamental mind shift.”
Still, “we will probably have another attack in this country,” said R.P. Eddy, a former Clinton national security advisor now a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute Center for Policing Terrorism. “No doubt.”
Of course the newspaper gets in their accolades to former Gov. Janet Napolitano — now Obama’s Secretary of Homeland Security. They actually conclude that counter-terrorism experts say Napolitano’s experience suits her well to the challenge ahead.
Really? America’s porous borders need to be addressed. As Arizona governor, her dismal record in that regard was shameful.
Don’t take our word for it. Here’s the article.