Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano claims that "the system worked" in the prevention of Delta Flight 253 being blown up.
Where should I even begin with this one? What alternate universe is Janet Napolitano residing on? In an interview on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Janet Napolitano stated that there was "no suggestion that Umar Abdulmutallab was improperly screened".
Right now as I'm writing this, I am expressing a cynical sneer as I am reflecting on the comments of Ms. Napolitano. So according to her, "there was no evidence that Abudal was improperly screened". So how come Mr. Umar was able to sneek explosives onto an American bound airplane in Amsterdam if he was properly screened? You got to love those trick common sense questions. I'm just thinking from the hip on this, but I believe if Umar Addulmutallab was "properly screened", the airport security would have found the explosives. Now that I think about it, how does Ms. Napolitana know that Mr. Abdulmutallab was properly screened? Did she fly over to Amsterdam and have already met with Amsterdam officials? Has she already conducted and concluded an international terrorist plot investigation in less then 48 hours?! I've never known for the federal government to work that fast. She also claimed that the "system worked" in the fact that the plane wasn't blown up. The only reason why flight 253 wasn't blown up on Christmas day over Detroit is due to fact that the EXPLOSIVE DEVICE MALFUNCTIONED!! In other words, "the system worked, because the bomb didn't work". So this is what we have representing the organization that is responsible for protecting our homeland? This has to be a nightmarous cruel joke right? It's comments like the ones from a naive liberal like Janet Napolitano that is the reason why Americans don't trust liberals on the issue of National Security. I have a sad hunch that airline screenings are going to be much stricter going forward. I don't have a problem with that necessarily. The thing I don't like is that out of political correctness, "groups that are known for not being candidates for suicide bombers" are going to subjected to the stricter screenings. I said yesterday that liberals were going to try and explain away Mr. Abdulmutallab as merely being a "lone wolf" and not apart of a large terrorist plot. Janet didn't disappoint.