As far as feeling any safer under any of our presidents present or past, we must refrain from the worries of political correctness "phobias" of any type.
We must be cautious at all corners. I lived in New Jersey and had the unfortunate task of bringing brand new vans into New York City after the attacks. They were used to help shuttle police and fire rescue personnel to and from that despicable attack site.
I smelled the putrid odor of death and destruction from 10 city blocks away. I can still smell it.
So I guess I do favor fighting terror where it mostly lives and thrives in our world — across the great waters that help to protect us — whether it be Afghanistan or wherever.
Evil is evil in many shapes, and like it or not, phobias will always exist. That's up to you to decide whether they are good or evil.
George Donati, Valparaiso