Monday, December 28, 2009

Don't you find Janet Napolitano so reassuring?

Well, this is a comfort. Now, after receiving derision from the right and left for her "the system worked" comment, Janet Napolitano has revised and extended her remarks to say that, yup, the system didn't work.
In an interview Monday on NBC’s Today Show, Napolitano said her words in Sunday’s CNN interview had been “taken out of context.” She said the comment referred to the reaction in the 60-90 minutes after the suspect attempted to blow up the plane. Up until that point, did the system fail miserably, Matt Lauer asked. “It did,” she responded.
Got that? She was just talking about how the system worked after individuals aboard the Northwest flight stopped the would-be bomber. I guess we all feel much better now to know that, if a Dutch passenger and some stewardesses can indeed stop a terrorist, the Homeland Security system is capable of taking over.

Of course, this is the same Secretary of Homeland Security who was busy telling the press yesterday that "there was so far no evidence of a wider terrorist plot." Well nothing besides the suspect's own claims that there are more terrorists coming behind him to blow up western airplanes.
FAILED plane bomber Umar Abdulmutallab has bragged to FBI agents that there are more young men plotting to launch attacks on the West.

The 23-year-old Nigerian has told security chiefs of a sinister network in Yemen who are ready and waiting to strike.

The reports come after The Sun revealed that cops fear that 25 British-born Muslims are plotting to bomb Western airliners.

The fanatics, in five groups, are now training at secret terror camps in Yemen.
And of course, we all feel so much more relieved to see headlines like this.
Uninvestigated terrorism warning about Detroit suspect called not unusual