A reader writes:

Did I miss something? Did I skip right over the parts where Gerecht proposes something more effective than Obama? If someone is trying to figure out a suitable response to an ugly situation, and another someone shreds, at length, those responses, he'd best have something better to propose or shut up.

At some point, some brave soul will come forward and just flat out tell the US that this is the way it is, the way it will be for decades. Women have checked over their shoulders for eons, to be sure the enemy is not approaching. Now the entire free world must adopt that behavior.  We will never be without the threat of terrorism and death in our lifetimes.

We can either cower in fear, or live and be cautious and observant. Waiting for someone to make us "safe" is fruitless.

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