America The Fortunate

In our enemies, that is. The latest group of terror plotters seem to be smarter than the idiots from New Jersey who were planning to attack Fort Dix - at the very least, they picked a more intelligent target to go after than a military base - but geniuses they aren't. Here's one of them explaining why hitting JFK Airport would be more damaging to America than the attack on the twin towers:

"Any time you hit Kennedy, it is the most hurtful thing to the United States. To hit John F. Kennedy, wow ... they love John F. Kennedy like he's the man ... if you hit that, this whole country will be mourning. You can kill the man twice," Defreitas said in another conversation.

Yep, they've got America figured out, all right ...

Ross Douthat is a former writer and editor at The Atlantic.

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