Are the White House and The President Beginning to be Adults?
The White House is proceeding with the Boston Marathon bombing as “an act of terror,” according to one official late Monday.
Quite a different face put forward compared to the aftermath and strange definition the White House provided of the Ft. Hood massacre.
As the White House official said mere hours after the Boston incident, “Any event with multiple explosive devices – as this appears to be – is clearly an act of terror, and will be approached as an act of terror,” according to Reuters.
Really? Then why is the shooting of military personnel by another military employee a “workplace incident” and not terrorism?
To make it more confusing, and clearly not politically correct, the official added, “However, we don’t yet know who carried out this attack, and a thorough investigation will have to determine whether it was planned and carried out by a terrorist group, foreign or domestic.”
Is Anybody Else As Confused As I Am?
Predictably, President Obama was ultra-sensitive in his early remarks and was certain not to say anything near the word “terrorism.” He did say the “full resources of the federal government” were available and blah, blah and more blah.
To say anything else would be unimaginable.
He did add, “We will find out who did this, and we will hold them accountable.”
Obama immediately spoke with FBI Director Robert Mueller and Director of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, as well as Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Tom Menino.
No One Knows Anything At This Point
Since Ft. Hood, it is interesting to see the spin the White House takes on national tragedies. They are well aware of the anger over the Ft. Hood situation and its aftermath. It has been over three years since the massacre and still no trial in sight for the man who clearly did the shooting.
And now, ever since the Benghazi killings of four Americans including the ambassador to Libya, the president has become more comfortable being less politically correct and more blurry if he has no idea what is going on or what happened.
Unlike what was done with Ft. Hood, Benghazi and the failed attempt by an operative of al-Qaida to blow up a Detroit-bound plane a few Christmas’ ago.
A Tough and Resilient Town
This time around, the president stuck with safe words such as Boston being “a tough and resilient town,” being “supremely confident” that Bostonians will rally in the wake of the tragedy and “the American people will be with them every step of the way.”
The president ended his remarks by saying, “Make no mistake, we will get to the bottom of this. We will find out who did this, and why they did this. Any responsible individuals, and responsible groups, will feel the full weight of justice,” he pledged.
It seems that over four years of being the president has given him the experience to lay back, stay off the politics and give the straight story to the American people.
Maybe he is also beginning to realize he’s not running for anything – anymore.