We could get a dirty bomb or two "up our ass" by the likes of a resurgent al-Qaida, while we're preoccupied with and compromised by our resource-draining Iraq detour, which is seen as tantamount to imperialism by many in the Muslim world and which also smacks of corporate welfare and cronyism, as many others here in this country and around the world see it. Yeah. That could happen, too.
Just stick to your story, mot-juste. Maybe if you beat people over the head with it enough times it will somehow become true and rational.
And no. It wouldn't kill you to explain a friggin' analogy, when asked, don't you think?