re: “Huge Threat”
"(W)e have enemies who wish to do us ill, and try to induce panic and maybe frighten us off."
Always good to start with and summarize the basic situation.
"Said threat will only get more huge if the Obama administration actually carries out any of its campaign promises … shutting down Guantanamo and let everyone out, shutting down Iraq, opening arms to Iran. There are glimmerings that the incoming admin may be open to considering common sense, but the hugest threat of remains the prospect for incidents of spectacular moronocy in Washington DC.
Turns out governing in wartime is hard."
It would be nice if the incoming administration learned as much about that last point as it can before actually taking over the executive branch.
"(E)xperts see a security risk in the economic downturn, as governments are made more fragile and our ability to respond is limited. Here’s a thought. It’s wartime. More guns, less butter."
I seem to recall that it was World War II that finally got America's industrial capacity re-engaged and pulled us out of the Great Depression. But that might be a heretical thought these days.