The Healthscare Travesty is just the tip of the iceberg with respect more government control of your life for your own good. We now are hearing from Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano, trying to convince us on Meet The Press this past Sunday that “the [security] system worked” while in less than 24 hours she admits that the “system failed”. Frankly we resent Napolitano’s feeble attempt of taking credit for the heroism of the Dutch passenger aboard the Detroit flight, somehow implying that he and the other passangers were part of the “system that worked”. The system however that she is responsible for is the system that was supposed to prevented that slimball from getting on that flight in the first place! How will the TSA respond? Well they are already working with the FAA to put a policy in place that passangers must sit with their hands on the knees, no books or any materials in hand, for the last hour of a flight. What?? Restrain the very part of the so called system, “the passengers themselves” that in fact worked!
Politics and spinning every event in a good light for the administration has no place in this cabinet post. Especially when done with that smirk on her face. The current “politically correct” anti-profiling approach for screening suspected terrorists and handcuffing the FBI and CIA does not inspire a warm and fuzzy feeling that the present adminstration is at war with Terrorism. In fact when will Obama take a stand and use the words War on Terror. Fighting a war with your hands tied behind your back is a sure formula for an enemy triumph.
The answer from Homeland Security is to add even more burdens on the American people in airports rather then enforcing the no fly list and using aggressive profiling targeting know suspects that are in our databases.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano conceded Monday that airline security failed in allowing a Nigerian on a terror watch list and allegedly armed with explosives onto a Detroit-bound flight, a turnaround from her declaration a day day earlier that “the system worked.”
The secretary’s comment Sunday was widely criticized, given that suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was foiled because his explosive mixture did not properly detonate and he was stopped in his tracks by vigilant passengers.
The suspect, who carried the explosive in his underwear, passed through security at two airports — in Nigeria and Amsterdam, Netherlands. Plus he was not on any “no-fly” list, even though he was on a massive federal database of people with suspected ties to terrorists and his father apparently had warned U.S. embassy officials in Nigeria about his son.
“Here, clearly, something went awry. We want to fix that problem,” Napolitano told Fox News on Monday.
She said officials are doing a complete review to determine what needs to change to prevent such a passenger from clearing security in the future.
“No secretary of homeland security would sit here and say that a system worked prior to this incident which allowed this individual to get on this plane,” Napolitano said.
Her comments marked a change in tone from the day before, when she lauded security officials’ handling of the affair.
“I think the important thing to recognize here is that once this incident occurred, everything happened that should have,” she said on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday. “We trained for this. We planned for this.”
On CNN’s “State of the Union,” she said: “One thing I’d like to point out is that the system worked.”
The statement was swiftly condemned. Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., told CBS’ “Face the Nation” that the system “failed in every respect.”