Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab smuggled 80 grams of PETN in his underwear on a Northwest flight on Christmas Day from Amsterdam to Detroit and almost killed 288 passengers and crew.
How did the geniuses in the Obama administration respond? Janet ("man-caused disasters") Napolitano, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, concluded that the system "worked really very, very smoothly."
Janet ("man-caused disasters") Napolitano, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.
While it's good to see that even Obama appointees can learn from their errors, Napolitano's original gaffe reveals a state of mind among this country's top decision makers that so long as hundreds of people do not perish, all is well.Abdulmutallab's near-success and Napolitano's idiotic response tell Americans about the weakness of counterterrorist efforts so many years after 9/11. In brief, because law enforcement refuses to "threat profile" and focus on Muslims, the flying public is both inconvenienced and unsafe. (December 28, 2009)