The solution is to treat Al-Qaeda as the criminal thug gang it is, track them down through superior intelligence, as well as their weapons, money and personnel, and support the societies where they might thrive, so they can't get a toehold. They are like a cancer that infects every region they land in, and they will have to be methodically cut out each time. In the meantime, it is unrealistic to expect Obama, or any president, can keep us completely safe. Speaking of realistic, we are far more likely to die from any one of the top 50 causes of death than from a terrorist attack. Perhaps the War on Terror should be waged, and won, from within.