We should all wonder what the headline could have been if we had a competent government who focused on fighting terrorism rather than going out after Saddam Hussein. Maybe Afghanistan would be reasonably more stable. Maybe we wouldn’t have spent over four years inciting anti-American/anti-Western sentiment around the world, but especially in the Middle East.
I’m not sure this is mere fear-mongering by our fear-mongering government. I think they might be right (for a change).