While some observers might be quick to credit President Barack Obama for the lack of a large-scale terror strike on the USA in recent times, Bryan Fischer of the conservative Christian pressure group the American Family Association has a somewhat different take.  Y’see, our real last line of defense is neither the Commander In Chief or Navy SEALS, but rather, the combined forces of Bud Selig and the very-dead Kate Smith.  From Saturday’s Talking Points Memo :

“By God’s blessing, we have not been hit by a Muslim attack since 9/11,” Fischer said. “I suggest that in part, we have Major League Baseball to thank. You remember that the week after 9/11 Major League Baseball converted the seventh inning stretch from the singing of ‘Take Me Out To The Ballgame’ to the singing of ‘God Bless America.'”

“Now ‘God Bless America’ is not just a song, it is a prayer. When we sing that we are inviting God to bless America, to stand beside her and to guide her through the night with a light from above,” Fischer said.

“So for one brief, shining moment every night, Major League Baseball has converted our stadiums into cathedrals in which tens of thousands of ordinary Americans lift their hearts and voices as one and ask God to watch over and protect the United States,” Fischer said.

“Ladies and gentleman, I think that those prayers have been heard and they have been answered,” Fischer said.