The tolerable level of terrorism

“Round up the usual suspects” was the brunt of President Obama’s address to the American public after last week’s San Bernardino massacre. Obama offered nothing new, only “airstrikes, Special Forces, and working with local forces who are fighting to regain control of their own country” in the Levant. Like his French counterpart Francois Hollande, Obama thinks that a certain level of terrorism is tolerable, and far preferable to the bloody and difficult work of rooting out jihadist terrorism entirely. There is something to be said for the notion of a tolerable level of terrorism, but neither Obama nor Hollande are likely to achieve this as matters stand.

H/T Marvin

  • Millie_Woods

    But unlike Obama’s French counterpart, Hollande’s patriotism and nationality are not in question and there is nobody wondering if Hollande is Muslim.

  • mobuyus

    When will the people be given the green light to root out terrorists and their supporters

    given that the government has no will to implement the measure necessary to the protection of the people of Canada.

  • Exile1981

    There is no level of terrorism that is tolerable.

    Everytime a person killed in Canada by islamic terror we should buldoze a mosque.