Michael van der Galien

Does Obama ‘Get’ the Terror War?

Posted on January 5 2010 11:32 am
Michael van der Galien was born in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden in 1984. For as long as he can remember, he has been obsessed with the United States. When he was 17 years old, he started blogging - of course about America. His articles have been published at Big Hollywood, Pajamas Media, Hot Air (the GreenRoom) and Right Across The Atlantic. He's also an editor for the Dutch conservative blog, De Dagelijkse Standaard.
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The craving to crawl all over the Obama administration for missteps on the terrorism front is partly backlash against the Democratic craving to crawl all over the Bush administration for every misfortune since the plagues of Egypt.

“Partly,” all the same, is partial. There’s more. The Obama administration — starting at the top and working down — doesn’t “get” the terror war the same way, I venture to say, as the majority of Americans do. That’s even if you dissent from former Vice President Cheney’s declaration last week that President Obama merely “pretends” we are at war.

Read the whole thing at RealClearPolitics.

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