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Somehow This Administration’s Judgment Seems Fawlty



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Democrats whom I like and trust keep telling me that Obama and those around him grasp the threat we’re facing and take it seriously, but I keep getting disturbing signals otherwise:

Officials debated over the weekend whether to state publicly that the security system had failed, according to a senior counterterrorism official.

Like we might not have noticed if they didn’t tell us.

The situation calls for 24, and I’m getting Fawlty Towers: “Don’t mention the war!”


Tags: Barack Obama , Bill Richardson , Chris Dodd , Hillary Clinton , Horserace , Joe Biden , John Edwards , John McCain , Mitt Romney , Rudy Giuliani , Sarah Palin , Something Lighter , Tommy Thompson


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