Who Knew the 'MS' in MSNBC Stood For 'Morally Superior'?

If it turns out to be someone who went to Pakistan to get training, filter that through the outrage felt by some over unmanned drone strikes, which began under Bush, who superglued the ON-OFF switch so Obama can’t reverse the policy.

Finally, she has to confront the truth, and it’s just ... so disappointing. It feeds into the wrong things thought by the wrong people for the wrong reasons. She’s not alone, of course; Mayor Bloomberg took time out from the thankless task of combatting salt consumption to say this:

“If I had to guess 25 cents, this would be exactly that. Homegrown, or maybe a mentally deranged person, or somebody with a political agenda that doesn't like the health care bill or something. It could be anything," he said.

You have to weep. Bloomberg could have heard a bomber shout I DO THIS FOR ALLAH before he blew himself up, and hizzoner would wonder: alla what? Alla my friends who are having their Medicare reduced? Alla these good reasons which I will not, unfortunately, describe, as I am now chum?

CNN chatterboxes later ruminated that the fellow had a hard life in the U.S. -- couldn’t get a good job, had his house foreclosed on. Granted. But this has happened to many during the Great Recession, and 99.99999% don’t sit down and conclude: “Well, it’s Pakistan for fertilizer bomb training, then.” CBS News runs a headline: “Faisal Shahzad’s Motive Shrouded in Mystery,” which is like doing a story on people lining up for the iPad launch and wondering why so many nerds formed an orderly line outside a store.  It must be terribly frustrating to the jihadis: we’re completely upfront about our goals and rationales, and they still don’t take us seriously. What do we have to do?

They’ll think of something.