There are times when a "spare time" blogger like me just has to throw up his hands and say:
When something like today's foiled terror plot happens, I wish I had the talent and the time and the depth to write something really touching and profound. But I don't. So I have to rely on people like Dean Barnett, whose post today is all of those things. Take five minutes and read it. Your day will be better and you'll feel more prepared to deal with the "New Normal," as Dean terms it.
You must read the whole thing, but here's an excerpt:
[I]t’s past time we face the facts and realize that this is our New Normal. It’s worse than the old normal, the one that we had before 9/11 when we felt completely safe even though we weren’t.
It’s time we stop having a sphere of things that are “unimaginable.” Let’s imagine airliners exploding over our cities. Let’s imagine a mushroom cloud over Tel Aviv. Let’s imagine a mushroom cloud over New York.
Let’s imagine how such things might happen. And then let’s resolve to stop them.