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September 11, 2001 Attacks
A cautious president or a careless one? [Commentary]
A cautious president or a careless one? [Commentary]

In the wake of President Obama's surprising comment to reporters that "we don't have a strategy yet" to deal with the surging terrorist threat of the Islamic State threat in Syria and Iraq, Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein has observed: "I've learned one thing about this president, and that is he's very cautious. Maybe, in this instance, too cautious." She has a point, but didn't get it quite right. With such high human stakes involved, a responsible president must proceed with great care in putting our military in harm's way, as he told theAmerican Legion convention days earlier. But he must...