It took eight years for sanity and reason to begin to emerge after 9/11 ...
... Refreshing commentary from Nigel Inkster, former Assistant Chief and Director of Operations and Intelligence of MI6:
I laughed at this one ...
"If I hear one more speaker suggest that the root of terrorism is poverty I'll probably become a terrorist myself," he joked. "But we have to acknowledge that it's a factor."
Read the excerpt and then the original. Obama and his team understand this. This by itself would have been reason enough to elect Obama and reject Palin/McCain -- though only one of many, many, reasons.
It has taken far too long for reason and sanity to emerge from the foxhole. It took the end of Bush and Cheney.