The National Post gets it partly correct:
The good news is that al-Najar was unsuccessful: She didn't kill anyone except herself. And we suppose it's also good news that Hamas is so short of recruits that they must now resort to brainwashed grandmas -- much as the Nazis conscripted young boys and old men in the waning days of the Second World War.
The bad news is that -- well, the bad news is that there are Muslims on this earth who think Allah wants them to turn grandmothers into walking bombs. It seems the harder Israel and the rest of the world try to give the Palestinians their own country, the harder they try to prove that they don't deserve one.
Nah, that's not the bad news....that muslims want menopausal women to blow themselves up. That's not even news. The bad news is that the editorialists at major newspapers are wrong about how successful the "granny bomb" was. The idea behind palestinian terror isn't to kill enough Israeli soldiers to effect a victory on the ground, the idea is to create enough terror (ergo the name) in the heart and soul of the euroweenie so that they continue to pour money into palestine. For that, a geriatric bomb machine is near-perfect. It would only have been better if the old hag had been partially crippled and had to wheel herself up to the checkpoint in a wheelchair. It is called "asymmetric warfare" and a lot has been written up on it, so there's no excuse for journalists, or editors, to misunderstand what's going on.
American Democratic congressmen, on the other hand, have a excuse. The effective range of a terrorist's explosion is not about 30 meters. It's range is effective as far as the New York Times can send its newspaper and website. The fact that terrorists are terrorizing Nancy Pelosi with 10 lbs of explosives from a base nearly 5000 miles away is perfectly understandable. When President Roosevelt stated "the only thing we have to fear, is fear itself" he could have very well been talking about the effect of terrorists on his party of today. The terrorists cannot defeat us with a few planes driven into buildings, but this last election clearly shows that as long as there are Democrats running for office, they can defeat us with fear itself. And the only thing those of us who would like to see the terrorists routed and killed need to fear, is that Democratic fear, itself.