"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."President Obama quoted in Bob Woodward's new book Obama's Wars. This is a direct quote that White House is only not denying, but seems to be happy with the book and it's contents.
This is truly scary. While I fully understand that a large part of the presidency and governing in general is to look at things in a macro setting as opposed to looking at every issue on a micro level. This is the reason that a country can't make deals with terrorists. It only promotes more terrorism and the job of the government is to protect the country as a whole.
With being said, WTF? As I said, I am glad that he is looking at these issues on a macro level and I am very relieved that he says he is trying to prevent them, but this is one of the most insensitive statements a president can say. Almost 3,000 families were shattered by the deaths of their loved ones. A nation went into a tailspin when the realization of the dangers in the world came crashing down on that Tuesday morning. The president would be much better served to keep these opinions to himself.