December 22, 2010
Many parts of the world have become accustomed to terrorism. In an interview with ABC news, Attorney General Eric Holder says the United States may have to do the same.
Holder says the terrorist threat is real, the threat is different, the threat is constant. All the terrorist must do is be successful once, he said. Holder wants Americans to psychologically prepare for another attack.
That's all well and good, but I am more interested in what the administration is doing to prevent those attacks beyond the unnecessary screening of everyone at airports. We are allowing people into this country from nations where radical Islam is practiced. We allow them to build mosques and Islamic schools here. We bow to their every demand. The prisons are populated with radical Muslims, many of whom convert while in prison through visitors or Muslim chaplains in prison. Is anything being done to stop any of this? In our politically correct culture, probably not.
My question is: how will the public react when there is another attack?
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.