Does Obama’s Terrorist Body Count…Count?

James Carafano /

The President’s National Security Advisor declared in an interview with ABC that Obama’s counterterrorism policy has already proven far more effective than that of his predecessor. I certainly hope that’s true. I pray its true. But….I have to admit the comment seems to defy logic. Experts know that the “stuff” that really gets terrorists is the hard slog…investigations, hunting them down, colating intelligence, penetrating organizations.

So let me get be clear on this. Are we supposed to believe that the new administration walked in the door….and without even having most of its political appointments on board… not only forged broad new policies and programs and implemented them, but also, in just six months, have had time to analyze them and analytically demonstrate that they are more effective? You know what, after working in the military for 25 years and spending a decade watching how Washington works. I just don’t believe it. (more…)