Saturday, February 06, 2010

Leadership in the Age of Terror

Peggy Noonan's column in today's Wall Street Journal is again worth a read.

Her conclusion:

... The biggest historic gain of this administration may turn out to be that Democrats in the White House experienced leadership in the age of terror, came to have responsibility in a struggle that needs and will need our focus. It wasn't good that half the country thought jihadism was some little Republican obsession.

But both parties should sober up. The day after the next bad thing, we will all come together, because that is what we do. Republicans and Democrats will work together, for a while.

It would be better to do it now. It is their job to do it now.

The photo above is from here. Photo hat-tip: Scott S.

1 comment:

MJ said...

Peggy Noonan is wrong. This country will fall into an all-out political civil war following the next attack. Unlike when Bush had a 91 percent approval rating following 9/11, the president and ruling party will be demonized for not keeping us safe. We are living in the post-9/11 world, where political points are more important than anything else.