Am I the only person who finds it ironic that Obama can stand before the American people and pledge accountability just days after he was proven such a liar about his C-Span promise? I can almost see the YouTube video of Obama saying how the buck stops here being played over the images of the next terror attack.
As I read the speech (here) I could not help but notice that as Obama takes responsibility, he goes on to tell how the intelligence community failed, but not a word about his own faults. Where was the mention that his initial speech to the Panty Bomber was a woefully inadequate response and full of errors?
Obama details the “systemic failure” [a phrase I am sick to death of hearing] but did the light bulb come on, that tells him these failures are the result to too much bureaucracy? Does Obama realize that big government agencies with layers upon layers of protocols and procedures might actually be the reason why connecting the dots is so difficult?
Obama mentioned us not getting into a siege mentality. I found this very contradicting to the “defensive measures” he received as recommended fixes. They best and really only acceptable way to fight terror is to be proactive. That means hunting for possible terrorist at the airport, rather than screening everyone. It means looking for the people who will do harm not just looking for the last deadly device used. Of course, no Obama solution would be complete without the spending of money and his extra billion on more screening equipment fills that bill.
Finally, Obama talks of all these failures but still, no heads roll. Even when that clown Napolitano just yesterday admitted being surprised by Al Qaeda’s determination and ability to use individuals to form attacks. For Christ’s sake, where the hell has she been since 2001? Such a level of incompetence should never be anywhere near a job like Homeland Security. She should not just be fired immediately, she should be kick out the front door with her very own clown shoes! Outrageous!
Via: The White House blog
Via: Gateway Pundit