The right-wing media is in full freak-out mode over President Obama's reported statement that, while "[w]e'll do everything we can to prevent" another terror attack, but that if one comes “we can absorb” it. But no response may be able to match that of Warner Todd Huston, who says in a post on Jim Hoft's Gateway Pundit blog that “somehow I can't escape the feeling that this flippancy comes from Obama's envy that George W. Bush got a 'big event' to make his presidency.”
Huston later adds:
I can just see him, green with envy that Bush got that big moment. If ONLY Hussein could get a big attack of his own, why THEN he'd show the world what a great president he could be! If only we could “absorb” a big one like 9/11, eh Barrack [sic]? And we'd take it.... and take it....
To make his claim, Huston, of course, has to ignore the fact that Obama said he would “do everything we can to prevent” another attack. What is particularly odd is that Huston should be aware of Obama's statement, since he quotes it in his blog post. Huston bolds the sentence before and after Obama's statement about preventing another attack, so maybe Huston just missed that statement:
The Washington Post gave us a sneak preview of Woodward's newest tome where Obama acted so flippantly toward another 9/11. (my bold)
Woodward's book portrays Obama and the White House as barraged by warnings about the threat of terrorist attacks on U.S. soil and confronted with the difficulty in preventing them. During an interview with Woodward in July, the president said, "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."
Maybe Huston is trying to challenge Jim Hoft -- the usual “Gateway Pundit” blogger -- for the title of dumbest man on the Internet.