Posted by Tom Hargrave
I’ve been following the recent terrorist attack and the slow, lethargic response our Government has given really has me scared.
Here are some points I want to make.
The President refused to cut his vacation short to respond to the attack. Really? To the rest of the world this is a show of a lack of strength and backbone. At a minimum he should have held a press conference condemning the perpetrators for their action before returning to the beach!!!
And today’s statement from the President is that the cause for this attach is that our internal systems failed???? Sure, they failed but what kind of message is he delivering to the world? Again, a strong message should have been delivered to the world condemning what happened. Instead, we internalize and blame ourselves for letting this one get through???
We need to have an offensive posture, not a defensive posture towards terrorism. Look at it this way – if we stay defensive then we have to be on top of everything 100% of the time which impossible to maintain in the long term. Why? Because we can’t watch everyone and every scenario all the time. We are always in reaction mode as they come up with more creative ways to hurt us.
They only need to get through once, just once, to do grave damage to this country. The terrorist failed to ignite the bomb he was wearing in his underwear and this is the only reason the last attack did not end in a flaming jet liner crashing in the middle of Detroit. We wonâ€™t be so lucky next time.