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  • December 29, 2008

    The War on Terror Has Not Gone Away

    Wall Street Journal

    Amid the bailouts and credit squeezes, market meltdowns and recessionary worries, America has seemingly swapped the war on terror for the one waged to save its worsening economy. Falling skyscrapers now have less gravitational pull than collapsing 401(k)s. The sleeper cells of snoring, incompetent bankers are more terrifying than al Qaeda. Rescue arrives in the form of number crunchers, not Special Forces operatives. America is undergoing a radical shift in national priorities. Our anxieties have been rechanneled. While the attacks of 9/11 will never be forgotten, the consequences of 9/15, the date when Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy, are now in the forefront.

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