I wasn't going to post the above image here at Always On Watch and, indeed, have waited nearly ten days to do so. Ever since the jihad attacks on the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, however, I have been unable to push aside thoughts about those maimed.
Many of those injured will never be able to put behind them what happened that day. Instead, for the rest of their lives and their families' lives, they will be living with the horrible effects of injuries inflicted by Islamic terrorists. There are limits to human resilience.
What happened in Boston on April 15, 2013, was a consummate and egregious failure on the part of those charged with the duty of our national security. Add to this grievous failure of human intelligence these words from President Obama (as cited by Bob Woodward in Obama's Wars):
"We can absorb [another] terrorist attack."Additional reading: "Boston Marathon Bombing: How did this image make it to a jihad portal?" by Tammy Swofford (April 18, 2013).