A quick survey of priorities:
- In 2001, the American government's response to a successful series of terrorist attacks was to look outwards to see who to hit for this*.
- In 2009, the American government's response to an only-because-we-got-lucky unsuccessful terrorist attack was to look inwards to see who to blame for this. (H/T: Nice Deb)
I think that, all things considered, I prefer the first approach.
*To somewhat purify the Onion's point.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.