There is a 1999 feeling to the news today:
"The terror threat prompting the U.S. government to close nearly two dozen embassies and consulates Sunday is the most specific, credible threat information in years, CBS News senior correspondent John Miller reports. Intelligence officers have reporting from a reliable source that a major plot is under way and that the team to carry it out has been selected and is in place, Miller reports. The threat information has been described as the most specific and credible since the foiled plot to blow up British planes en route to the United States in 2006, Miller reports. The specificity ends there."
First of all, I am glad that we are taking the threat seriously and responding to it.
At the same time, the terrorists won a big one in Benghazi. Senator Graham is right that they've been on steroids since Benghazi. They killed Ambassador Stevens and 3 others. They saw President Obama get behind a "video" narrative to keep the issue from the front pages. We even locked up a US citizen for making the video. They've also heard President Obama say over and over again that we've dismantled Al Qaeda.
What lesson did the terrorists learn? It's 1999 all over again! We are back to treating the war on terror like a police matter rather than a direct threat to our country.
I hate to say it but Al Qaeda is partying "like it's 1999." It certainly feels that way when they force us to close embassies all over a region.