Brussels is on lockdown. Paris has hospital wards full of wounded. Russia has an airliner in pieces. Mali has a blown-up hotel. And, in Kuala Lumpur, President Obama is explaining how terrorists’ attacks on restaurants and concert halls are not the new normal.
The five bullet riddled restaurants, the men firing Kalashnikovs, the blown up concert hall, and the woman wearing the suicide bomber vest are right there in front of him to see.
But he averts his eyes. And hopes they will go away. It’s called denial.