Obama slow to grasp terrorism threat

A headline on the front page of the Jan. 3 edition of The Augusta Chronicle read: "Obama accuses al-Qaida in plot," then continues with the statement "President states bombing suspect trained in Yemen."

Brilliant! Nine days after an admitted terrorist-in-training burns off his trousers trying to immolate a plane full of people, al-Qaida boasts of involvement, and the man's own father has previously warned that his son is a fanatic, Obama finally gets it? I guess if he didn't spend so much time polishing his image and his Nobel medal, he might be quicker off the mark.

Wanting to have lasting peace is a lofty ambition, and one we all pray for. Having a president who wants to do it by oiling his way around the world making concessions to nefarious leaders isn't going to bring stability. It's going to make us more and more vulnerable, which is already obvious.

Obama must be a great fan of Winnie the Pooh, who said it best: "Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering."

Molly C. Gray, Aiken, S.C.

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