Monday, December 28, 2009

Heckuva job, Janet

Could anything be more fatuous than Janet Napolitano's attempts to assuage all concerns about the terrorist who tried to blow up the Detroit flight? There she is going on the networks to claim that "The system worked."

Yeah, if the heart of the system is to hope that there is a brave Dutch guy sitting behind the terrorist who can get there in time to put a choke hold on the terrorist whose own father warned the U.S. authorities about, I guess the system did work.

How could it be that President Obama's pledges to shut down Gitmo and engage with Iran and all the other lovely things that our President is doing to deserve a Nobel Peace Prize weren't enough to dissuade some guy from trying to blow up an airplane? Yup, they've done a fine job in lessening the threat from "domestic contingency operations."

Janet Napolitano's claim that "The system worked," deserves to rank up there in the infamy of dumb responses to crises alongside "Heckuva job, Brownie."


mark said...

Napolitano's reaction was disgraceful. Given the missed warning signs along with the fact that the terrorist was banned from the UK, she had some tough questions to answer. That she immediately went into CYA mode demonstrates a cowardice and incompetance that Obama should not tolerate.

LarryD said...

The worldview of a bureaucrat, the processes are going smoothly, therefore all is well.

It doesn't matter that the processes have no effect on the problem.