stackemhigh wrote:You feel they aren't aware of the risk of terrorism or that they don't care enough about it?
I think they care just as much as Bill Clinton did, just as much as Jimmy Carter did, and it's hard to say but probably George Bush prior to 9/10/11.
They do not care anywhere close to enough. They fail to get the seriousness.
stackemhigh wrote:Or where that notion really comes from. Right now the FBI has suspects and is having trouble getting in to Libya to make arrests.
This was an act of war. Treating it like a law enforcement issue is EXACTLY what we did before 9/11/01. These are not criminals. These are enemy combatants engaged in war. They are not some random nutjob that went on a murderous rampage. These are the enemy engaged in an attack on the United States of America.
Sure, we can let them kill a whole crapload of Americans in these unbelievable small acts of war against the U.S. Even the 3,000+ plus killed on 9/11/01 is arguably an unbelievable small act of war that has a negligible impact on a nation of over 300,000,000.
Tolerating these unbelievably small acts of war is quite likely to lead to believably small acts of war and to small acts of war and ... Who knows, but history shows that tolerating these unbelievably small acts of war projects weakness which encourages violence.
stackemhigh wrote:This is just like when the democrats march crying families into Congressional hearings about gun control. It's all for the press.
It is not the same at all. Both sides agree that we have a serious problem. One side is totally clueless about what to do about it and the other knows what to do about it, but has little power to do anything about it since most of this occurs in the Democrat controlled areas of the country. The Dems are just really happy when its not the typical violence they tolerate in their local communities.
Last night in Chicago.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/20/chicago-park-shooting_n_3959062.html
Thirteen people, including a 3-year-old boy, were shot on Thursday night in a park on Chicago's South Side
That was a single incident. I'm sure others got shot elsewhere. With over 500 murders per year, and most shooting victims not dying, it's quite a few people getting shot on an average day.
Will the Democrats bring these families to Congress because they care about all people or only those that support their agenda?
It is not the same thing at all.
A politician thinks of the next election; a statesman of the next generation. A politician looks for the success of his party; a statesman for that of the country. The statesman wished to steer, while the politician was satisfied to drift.