What can we say? Another week, another atrocity in a once safe, civilized, and normal European Country. Porter notes:
The most likely retaliation to this atrocity is the most reliable: a palate-cleansing bombardment of recalcitrant middle eastern sand dunes. How exactly this will chasten the millions of seething muslims in Europe is a question beyond my modest powers of reckoning. Though I imagine if any American readers suffered mortal loss at the hands of a next door mestizo squatter camp, your first natural impulse would be to torch a shanty town in Ixtapa. Our leaders are no different in the throes of their rage.
Trump was mocked for noting this just a few months ago, along with his suggestion for a moratorium on Muslim immigration. Seems more sensible by the day, no? One would think the 9/11 attacks were enough to wake us up from our stupor, but alas.
One good way to test someone’s ideas is to see if they predict or at least can make sense of what happens in the near future. Hillary’s worried about backlash and refuses to speculate about who the perpetrators are. Obama offered his usual desultory comments, annoyed no doubt that his trip to terror-supporting Cuba is no longer on the front page.