Unfortunately, that may not be the case the next time around. Al Qaeda has threatened “earth-shaking” attacks here this summer. The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps tried one in Washington two years ago. Hamas, Hezbollah and other groups are reportedly poised to do the same. Then there are those said to be lone wolves.
Too many Americans have grown complacent. They are persuaded such threats have receded, that we can now safely ignore them and diminish our countervailing capabilities. The bloody mayhem inflicted in Boston yesterday proves otherwise.