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Bipartisan Response to Terrorism Threat: America’s (Fleeting) Arab Spring?

Independent’s Eye

It’s a classic case of deja vu, and you get that sinking, ominous feeling. And then a (momentarily) optimistic one.
The sinking feeling: reports about a new al-Qaeda terrorist threat that sounded alarmingly like reports published in the summer of 2011 about confident terrorist chatter picked up by intelligence services prefacing 9/11 -- a catastrophe shown by history to be the culmination of managerial negligence on the part of administrations of BOTH parties. The optimistic feeling: the Obama administration’s efforts to protect from and prepare for a possible attack received widespread bipartisan support.
Who would have thought it ...

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