And why are we not as prepared as we should be? Because we have been told, and vilified and marginalized if we do not believe, that we are facing a Tiny Minority of Extremists, shunned and vilified by the overwhelming majority of peaceful Muslims, decimated by the war on terror, reduced to living in caves, subsisting on grass, whatever. Those who have pointed out that there is a remarkable ideological congruence between groups committing violence in the name of Islamic jihad from Western Europe to Indonesia, and that groups with the same ideology are operating even in the U.S., and that steps should be taken accordingly to defend ourselves, and that if we do not take those steps, these jihadists will continue to operate more or less unhindered under the cover afforded them by multiculturalism and tolerance, have been derided as a “fringe.”
With the result being that we are woefully unprepared for another terrorist attack, because no pol is willing to take the un-PC steps necessary to prevent one, and no one in the mainstream media is willing to call the pols on it because they know CAIR will be screaming bigotry the next day, and the worst thing they can imagine in their puny little professional lives is to be tarred as a bigot — which CAIR and its ilk well know, and manipulate skillfully.
And so we continue merrily on until the next attack happens, when it is an open question as to whether there will be anyone left alive to admit how wrong he was.
A word from the Stop The Presses Department, from AP, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
WASHINGTON – The U.S. is at great risk for more terrorist attacks because Congress and the White House have failed to enact several strong security measures, members of the former Sept. 11 commission said Sunday.
“It’s not a priority for the government right now,” said the former chairman, Thomas Kean, ahead of the group’s release of a report Monday assessing how well its recommendations have been followed.
“More than four years after 9/11 … people are not paying attention,” the former Republican governor of New Jersey said. “God help us if we have another attack.”
Added Lee Hamilton, the former Democratic vice chairman of the commission: “We believe that another attack will occur. It’s not a question of if. We are not as well-prepared as we should be.”