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December 27, 2009

Napolitano: "The System Worked"

The words coming out of her mouth have no relation to anything close to reality.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Sunday that the thwarting of the attempt to blow up an Amsterdam-Detroit airline flight Christmas Day demonstrated that "the system worked."

Asked by CNN's Candy Crowley on "State of the Union" how that could be possible when the young Nigerian who has been charged with trying to set off the bomb was able to smuggle explosive liquid onto the jet, Napolitano responded: "We're asking the same questions."

How do we know that even this dimbo knows that the system did not work? They're instituting changes to airline screening and in-flight procedures in reaction. If everything were hunky-dory, there'd be no need for that.

This is the Democratic knee-jerk blather, "See, we're good on national security." They can't even bring themselves to admit that it is only an accident of fate that kept the passengers of Northwest Flight 253 alive on Christmas.

Andy McCarthy ties this back to President Obama's embarrassing foreign policy:

Hadn't Abdulmutallab heard that we are closing Gitmo? Hadn't he heard that we're phasing out military-commissions so we can show the world that we give even the worst mass-murderers civilian trials with all the rights of American citizens? Hadn't he heard that President Obama has banned torture (yes, yes, I know, actually Congress banned it 15 years ago details, details ...)? Hadn't he heard that the president has called for "a new beginning" in America's relationship with the Muslim world? Hadn't he heard that this is our new, smarter strategy to safeguard the nation from man-caused disasters?

How long do we have to wait before we can say that the President's terrorism policy has failed?

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