From today's NYT:
“The system has worked really very, very smoothly over the course of the past several days,” Janet Napolitano, the Homeland Security secretary said, in an interview on “This Week” on ABC. Robert Gibbs, the White House spokesman, used nearly the same language on “Face the Nation” on CBS, saying that “in many ways, this system has worked.”
Looks like the next Nobel prize winner is going to be Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano. She was all over the Sunday talk shows yesterday bragging that "the system worked" with regards to the terrorist attempt to blow the Nigeria to Detroit plane out of the sky.
Think about the sheer arrogance in that statement. "The system worked." Napolitano should hang her head in shame at Homeland Security's actions in this case. But I guess some people are beyond shame.
The system worked?
Think about this. The system was warned about this terrorist by his own father. Think about how dangerous you have to be that your own father is dropping dimes on you, warning a foreign government that the kid is a nutjob terrorist. By the way, by this act alone, the old man has proven to be more concerned with our safety that Napolitano ever has.
The system knew this man was a terrorist and allowed him to obtain a visa to travel to the United States.
The system put him on a terrorist watch list that we now know means nothing. The New York Public Library system can tell you that I never returned a biography of Willis Reed that I took out in 1974, but the Homeland Security computers in 2009 can't track known terrorists that want to board U.S. bound planes. They guy didn't even have to use a fake name.
You would think that once someone on the terrorist list wants to obtain a visa and/or fly to the U.S., as soon as you put his name in the computer, bells and whistles would start going off, much like a slot machine that was just hit for a big jackpot.
But if you thought that, you would be wrong.
But the system worked.
You want to know how incompetent Napolitano really is? Did you know the Napolitano the HOMELAND SECURITY CHIEF, has a policy of not using the word "terrorism"?
Check it out:
This is an interview Napolitano gave to the German magazine Der Spiegel:
SPIEGEL: Madame Secretary, in your first testimony to the US Congress as Homeland Security Secretary you never mentioned the word “terrorism.” Does Islamist terrorism suddenly no longer pose a threat to your country?
NAPOLITANO: Of course it does. I presume there is always a threat from terrorism. In my speech, although I did not use the word “terrorism,” I referred to “man-caused” disasters. That is perhaps only a nuance, but it demonstrates that we want to move away from the politics of fear toward a policy of being prepared for all risks that can occur.
Can you believe that this person is in charge of keeping you safe from terrorists? She won't even use the word! Its like having a police chief refusing to use the word "arrest".
She is afraid to hurt the feelings of those who are willing to kill themselves as along as they are able to kill you and your family in the process. So she calls them "man-caused disasters."
Napolitano as Homeland Chief is a man- caused disaster. And Obama is the man that caused it.