The generally friendly piece you'd expect from Dowd. I find these quotes from Napolitano particularly interesting:
“What this brings home is that we can’t be complacent,” she said. “We have a determined enemy and you can’t put the United States in a big Tupperware container. That’s not our nation. Those are not our values.”
Later she picks up the same theme: “I think we do a disservice if we tell people there are 100 percent guarantees. I think we tell them we’re doing everything we can to reduce risk.
I agree with much of that; then again, I agreed with much of that before Jan. 20 2009. That's when the left was simultaneously accusing Bush of exaggerating the terrorist threat while at the same time accusing him of incomptence in fighting that non-existent enemy. Suddenly the left realizes the terror threat(although they don't use the word terrorism anymore) is omnipresent and that we have to be right every day where the terrorists only need to be right once, to paraphrase President George W. Bush. Funny how this went from bogeyman to a risk we can ony reduce and not eliminate