Atlantic Council Senior Adviser Harlan Ullman writes for United Press International on anxiety among Americans over domestic terrorism:
Years ago, Walt Kelly’s “Pogo” was a very popular comic strip. Pogo was a swamp creature made famous by his sardonic witticisms about human nature. The strip was immortalized by the declaration that “we have met the enemy and he is us!”
Currently, many Americans seem self-absorbed and even obsessed by the fear of Islamist terrorism. The murders in San Bernardino, California and earlier in Chattanooga, Tennessee have been exploited and exaggerated by politicians, especially those running for president, playing on public dread of terrorist attacks. Beyond Pogo, President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s wisdom applies.