Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Jam It Napolitano


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With the tough competition for "Dumbest and Most Obvious Lie of 2009" ticking down to its last few days, it looks like Homeland Security director Janet Napolitano may have scored the big win with her pronouncement that "the system worked"...even though it failed to prevent a man with known terrorist connections from taking a powerful bomb aboard a jet and activating the detonator.

Pressed to explain her bizarre remark, Napolitano clarified that she meant "the system worked" after the attempted bomb blast...presumably meaning that a taxpayer-funded defense lawyer was rushed to the Detroit tarmac to make sure Umar Abdulmutallab was fully informed of his rights, and perhaps to help him file suit against the passengers who jumped him.

Napolitano also said that the would-be bomber got his visa during the Bush administration...but failed to mention that the visa wasn't revoked after Abdulmutallab's own father recently warned US authorities that his son was dangerous.

Are other airline terror attacks planned? We have no way of knowing, because Abdulmutallab now has the right to remain silent. Napolitano shares that right, and we wish she'd use it.

7 comments:

Suzy said...

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Philip said...

Yemen minister: We have 300 al Qaeda militants planning attacks...

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

Philip- The Yemen minister clearly has no idea what he's talking about. Obama called the bomber an "isolated loner," and Napolitano said there was no evidence that he was part of anything larger. And if we can't trust our elected officials, who can we trust?

Sigh...

Red said...

Another feeble attempt to blame Bush. This administration SUCKS.

nakedliberty said...

Reminds of the days when any drive by shooting in L.A. was greeted by an assurance that even though the suspect was a gang member, he victim was a memeber of a rival gang and that drive by shootings were the normal MO for gang killings, it wasn't gang related. This kind of thinking got us in trouble last time!

Philip said...

Danish newspaper : 'Obama is, of course, greater than Jesus'

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

Philip- This is why the Danish are better known as pastries than journalists.