Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Rummy's right

What's wrong with this statement?
RUMSFELD: That's what I was just going to say. This President's pretty much a victim of success. We haven't had an attack in five years. The perception of the threat is so low in this society that it's not surprising that the behavior pattern reflects a low threat assessment. The same thing's in Europe, there's a low threat perception. The correction for that, I suppose, is an attack. And when that happens, then everyone gets energized for another [inaudible] and it's a shame we don't have the maturity to recognize the seriousness of the threats...the lethality, the carnage, that can be imposed on our society is so real and so present and so serious that you'd think we'd be able to understand it, but as a society, the longer you get away from 9/11, the less...the less...
Huffpo "unearthed it", linked it to the TV general propaganda story, and seems to think it's generally "astounding". It's dead-on accurate.

There is no longer a great perception of any significant threat. People naturally move on with their lives if planes aren't flying into buildings every so often. There was an 8 1/2 year gap between the first and second attacks on the WTC, so applying that gap to 9/11 our next attack would be right on schedule if it occurs in 2009. The left is apoplectic about the notion that Rummy thinks Democrats were elected because of this misperception, but the fact is they RAN on such a platform.

But it's always fun to check the comments of such a story. Here's the very first:
Can we put this a**hole in prison already?
Would another attack even matter?


Mustang said...

I find it amazing that a large segment of our society are capable of tolerating one attack after another upon American citizens, military and naval facilities, and our diplomatic property and utter not a single complaint; but if a president actually does something about it, then he is a war criminal.

The only possible cure to such disgusting national lethargy is yet another horrific attack. I believe one is coming and that when it does, ignorant asses will claim that it was all Bush’s fault. We would be much safer burying our head in the sand and hope that extremists will just go away. I am of the view that such “citizens” do not deserve such a country as ours. That we are (in fact) plagued with such people causes me to ask the Almighty, “What have we done to deserve these parasites?”

Thank you for your comments on my latest post.

A.C. McCloud said...

but if a president actually does something about it, then he is a war criminal.

When you add in the criticism over a certain president's slow response to a certain hurricane it becomes even more amazing. But not surprising.