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Not a Book Review

Another controversial book by Bob Woodward is about to be released. This is not a book review of "Obama's Wars." Considering my over packed schedule, I doubt if I'll read it. But this about a reported quote from the book derived from a Woodward interview with our President.

Woodward's book portrays Obama and the White House as barraged by warnings about the threat of terrorist attacks on U.S. soil and confronted with the difficulty in preventing them. During an interview with Woodward in July, the president said, "We can absorb a terrorist attack. We'll do everything we can to prevent it, but even a 9/11, even the biggest attack ever... we absorbed it and we are stronger."

This simply cannot be. Can it truly be that the President views a future attack similar to those of September 11th as "collateral damage?"

Apparently there are other disclosures of dissent within the Administration, reported backbiting by certain outspoken officials, doubts about key people in key roles, as well as some more obvious statements such as "Pakistan is a cancer" and revelations about uncertainty and disagreement about the Administration's strategy in Afghanistan.

Indeed, a series of posts here at ThreatsWatch have discussed the various threats in the age of Obama. But it is doubtful that there is any single revelation greater than "we can absorb a terrorist attack."

Almost three thousand people dead in a brutal unprovoked attacked is not trvial. People jumping from 100 floors high to avoid being burned or pulverized is not trivial and it is not "collateral or acceptable" damage.

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