Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) beat the buzzer by a few days, but the entirety of the GOP attack has been to establish in the media bloodstream the narrative that Obama doesn’t know what he’s doing on counterterrorism. All of this happened while the Obama administration and its Pakistani partners had unquestionably the most important Taliban prisoner in the eight-year Afghanistan war in their custody. Simultaneously, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the would-be bomber of Northwest Airlines Flight 253, cooperated with interrogators after his Mirandization and humane treatment. And add to the mix this weekend’s new Afghanistan offensive in Marja. Is there any aspect of the conservative critique of Obama on national security that bears any resemblance to reality at all?