The Taliban is on the move in Pakistan, beheading people. Hamas has risen again in Gaza and is raining rockets into Israel.
Joe Biden predicted the world would test a new President Obama, and anyone who checks the news occasionally knew it was true, whether Biden meant a literal test or just difficult times.
What seems more apparent, however, is that terrorists are determined to take advantage of this interminable, obviously dangerous transition period in the U.S. presidency. Bush hung up his hat and guns a while back, and Obama is powerless until January 20. Why wouldn’t the bad guys take advantage of the opportunity.
I’ve said before and I’ll say again, the U.S. needs to implement a much, much faster transition. World events will not put themselves on hold for two months while we pick our noses and take our vacations and wait for our new president to be sworn in. People are dying because we’re in no position to push back right now. How many more will have to die to rampaging terrorists before we change our transition to something much more in keeping with the actual speed of changing world events.