Maybe Sullivan has a better grasp of the President’s hidden thoughts, but the situation he described would be outwardly indistinguishable from Hoekstra’s claim that “the Obama admnistration’s national security apparatus is broken, dysfunction and in disarray”. Maybe it’s not true, maybe it’s just Hoekstra’s political posturing, but it’s not entirely implausible that he’s right and the Obama administration has simply lost it. That in place of rational strategies there are only competing political agendas that have advanced, with a mad and narrow rationality to a kind the grotesque success exemplified by the increase in drone attacks to compensate for the closure of Guantanamo. ‘We killed them so that we would not be accused of violating their human rights’. If so the next few months promise to be even more exciting than the last, but not in a way that inspires optimism. There are a lot of smoldering fires lit everywhere and the potential for a cascading crisis is manifestly present.
Oh, it's coming and big time. There will be another 9/11 and it will be Obama's fault.