Well, yeah. That’s your friggin’ job, isn’t it?

Homeland Security Grand Imperial Pontentate Tom Ridge says they’re preparing for more attacks:

The director of U.S. homeland security said on Sunday he was grateful the United States had not been hit again by terrorists but officials were preparing for other possible attacks.

“I feel every day that we operate toward the notion that there will be one,” Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge told NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

“I think we have to. And I don’t think that the horizon that we look at should be anything other than accepting the reality that we are a target,” Ridge said.

The former governor of Pennsylvania made his comment in regards to an audio tape purportedly from a top al Qaeda official warning the United States on Sunday it would pay a high price if it harmed detainees at a U.S. base in Cuba, saying the “real battle” had not yet begun.

“Once again they have underestimated the resolve of this country and our capacity to deal with these kind of challenges,” Ridge responded.

And asked if he was surprised another attack had not yet occurred, he said he was “grateful.”

“There are probably a lot of reasons for it. But I’m grateful and every single day that we work to thwart or prevent a terrorist attack and reduce our vulnerability makes it tougher and tougher for them to assault us,” he said.

Is it just me or does this sound like faith-based security planning? Like everyday at the Homeland Security Team clocks out at 5:30pm and then high-five each other over Fuzzy Navels at TGI Fridays.

“Woo hoo! No domestic attacks today! You guys want to get potato skins?”

Meanwhile Reuters had to include this at the end of the story:

The United States has blamed al Qaeda for the Sept. 11, 2001, suicide hijacked airplane attacks that killed about 3,000 people.

Just in case you hadn’t like, you know, heard about it….



Yeah. Like I would tell you....