Very clearly, this is something that needs to be as much of a priority — if not a higher priority — than preparing for a conventional war or terrorist attack. A major attack, which is not a far-fetched possibility at all, could literally bring the government and virtually every business, school and hospital to a standstill. Not good. Let’s hope the powers-that-be recognize this and can generate the political momentum to take immediate steps to do what we can to prevent such an outcome.
Let’s also hope that this doesn’t become a partisan issue as pretty much everything else in D.C. these days. We as a country cannot afford the luxury of playing political chicken with this oncoming train.