Let me just say, Obama is in the air, and I’m glad he’s safe. This trip had to have been a security nightmare.
My gravest concern was during his visit to the Palestinian territories, which are about as well organized and predictable as a colony of penguins on LSD. Who knows what was in the minds of the troops Obama reviewed with President Abbas – or even the guy with the sharp looking sword who led them around?
Let’s hear a round of applause for the Secret Service, which hasn’t allowed a serious attempt on a president’s life in more than 30 years, and to the Israeli and Palestinian officials who worked to keep our president secure. They did a great work in jobs that offer little credit when things go well, and lots of blame when they don’t.
May the rest of his trip, which includes a stop today and tomorrow in Jordan, be safe.