Politics & Terror Never Take A Holiday
I've been watching the CNN and BBC coverage of the deadly Mumbai terrorist attacks for the last two hours. No Judge Judy or Oprah for me. There's never been a modern terrorist attack quite like this, with at least nine simultaneous attacks on hotels, hospitals and police stations. Gunmen hijacked police vans and were spraying crowds with bullets, American and British hostages have been taken and the historic Taj Hotel is in flames (pictured above). Earlier today, there was a fresh report that New York's subways and trains are being targeted. I don't want to be a Debbie Downer, but I think Joe Biden was right when he said Obama would be tested in the first year. Bush and Co. have allowed Al Qaida to regroup while fighting a useless war in Iraq and we are going to eventually pay the price. With our economy in crisis, a terrorist attack on American soil would be debilitating blow. Below is the video from last night's Rachel Maddow Show about the economy, Paulsen and just how much the bailout is really costing us. It's humorous, but also very sobering.