Obama took self to wood shed
Updated headline: Since I wrote this story he is claiming full responsibility, so I guess he really needs to be condemmed to chopping so wood to think about what he has done.
Obama honesty is not so brutal
President Obama’s honest assessment of the government’s failure to interdict and prevent the terrorist attack on an airline entering Detroit last week is exactly right. Any of his department and organization heads that were less honest or outright inaccurate in the assessment should be fired. There is no excuse for a lack of accountability in the Department of Homeland Security where zero errors are expected and 100% security is the mandate.
“WASHINGTON — President Obama said Tuesday that the United States government had sufficient information to uncover the terror plot to bring down an airplane on Christmas Day, but intelligence officials “failed to connect those dots” that would have prevented the young Nigerian man from boarding the plane in Amsterdam.Skip to next paragraph
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The president called the threat against the United States “a challenge of the utmost urgency.”
“This was not a failure to collect intelligence, it was a failure to integrate and understand the intelligence that we already had,” Mr. Obama said after a two-hour meeting with his national security team at the White House. He added, “We have to do better, we will do better and we have to do it quickly. American lives are on the line.”
The president renewed his commitment to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, but said the transfers of detainees to Yemen would be suspended immediately. He said the intelligence and law-enforcement reviews of the terror plot would be completed this week and additional security measures would be announced in the coming days.”