In this highly political environment, it is a lead-pipe cinch that someone – or many individuals – will make partisan hay out of what happened today in Boston.
Two people are known to have died today in the twin explosions near the finish line at the Boston Marathon. Nearly 30 more are injured. A terrorist act? Certainly it was – and it matters not one bit whether it was a right-wing group, a left-wing group, a foreign organization or a home-grown group that did the terrible deed.
That someone would detonate these devices in the midst of a cheering crowd is by definition a terrorist act.
My fervent hope in these early hours and beyond is that we concentrate fully on finding the perpetrators and bringing them to justice.
None of us needs to hear political recriminations. But rest assured: They’re likely to come pouring forth … any minute now.