This really is an unexpected surprise, folks. We’ve just learned that President Obama will address the nation tomorrow night — on the topic of terrorism.Via The New York Times:
The White House press secretary announced that President Obama would address the nation on the broad threat of terrorism, while providing updates on “the ongoing investigation into the tragic attack in San Bernardino.”We expressed earlier our dismay that the president hadn’t addressed what is now being investigated as the deadliest terrorist attack in America since Sept. 11, 2001. It feels especially important at times like this to have strong, clear-headed, unifying leadership from our commander in chief — and yet, so far, we really haven’t heard anything other than gun control rhetoric from President Obama since Wednesday’s attacks.
Of course, the question now is, what he will say? I can’t help but read into the above words, “broad threat of terrorism” — which can’t help but prompt in my mind the question of: by “broad,” does the White House mean anything-but-Islamic terrorism?Will he utter *those* words tomorrow night? Anyone want to place bets on what he will say?
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]