U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is worried about wholes that are greater than the sum of their parts.
Take, for instance, the current mix of bomb-makers from Yemen with foreign fighters in Syria.
“That’s a deadly combination, where you have people who have the technical know-how along with the people who have this kind of fervor to give their lives in support of a cause that is directed at the United States and directed at its allies. And it’s something that gives us really extreme, extreme concern,” he told ABC’s “This Week.”
He estimated there are about 7,000 foreign fighters in Syria, coming from places like Europe and the United States.
In this sixth year of the “Politics of Oprah” presidency, it’s a bit different to hear his closest confidante in the administration acknowledge what most fourth graders have been aware of for a long time: hey these people want to kill us and they talk to each other. Oh, by the way, Syria is kind of a mess.
Holder is actually the only member of Team Lightbringer besides Crazy Joe the Wonder Veep who can get away with remotely making any realistic observations without incurring the wrath of President “Don’t Rush To Judgment” and keeping his job.
It probably isn’t safe to place bets on any reality making it to the guy at the top any time soon though.