President Obama confirmed the worst suspicions held by conservatives when he stated that "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." This statement shows that Obama does not take seriously his role as commander and chief. Rather than being on the 'defensive' posture and thinking about how we can "absorb a terrorist attack," a real commander in chief, one who truly loved America, would talk about how fighting the enemies on their own turf, and properly identifying domestic Islamic terrorists, would be able to prevent another terrorist attack, as was the case during President George W. Bush's eight years in office. Obama proved, once again, that he does not love America.
Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Cheney and chairwoman of Keep America Safe, reacted very strongly to the statement. "This comment suggests an alarming fatalism on the part of President Obama and his administration," she said in a statement. "Once again the president seems either unwilling or unable to do what it takes to keep this nation safe. The president owes the American people an explanation."