Thanks to my husband's XM radio, we passed some of our time on the road the last few days listening to conservative talk radio. Judging by what I heard on Bill O'Reilly's daytime call-in show, some of my fears about an Obama administration are already starting to come true. According to O'Reilly, Obama has indicated his intention to put a stop to several measures that many credit with helping to keep us safe over the last eight years. Those are 1) eavesdropping on overseas communications; 2) enhanced interrogations; and 3) rendition (this practice was instituted by Bill Clinton, bless his heart). In addition, O'Reilly says that Obama has caved to the left in his appointment of someone with no intelligence experience to head the CIA.
O'Reilly says--and I think he is right--that if Obama gets his way on all of these measures (and why wouldn't he?) the chances of another terror attack in the next few years will rise precipitously. And if that happens, I think the causal relationship will be obvious. No post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy here.
It's times like these I wish we lived in some remote, deserted corner of Wyoming or North Dakota instead of in the Chicago suburbs. My husband and I are moving "emergency preparedness" to the top of our to-do list.