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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Obama's anti-terror policy: Blame Bush

The American Spectator has the appalling story of how the White House is handling last Friday's terror attack over the skies of southern Canada and Detroit. They're blaming Bush.
On December 26, two days after Nigerian Omar Abdulmutallab allegedly attempted to use underwear packed with plastic explosives to blow up the Amsterdam-to-Detroit flight he was on, and as it became clear internally that the Administration had suffered perhaps its most embarrassing failure in the area of national security, senior Obama White House aides, including chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, David Axelrod and new White House counsel Robert Bauer, ordered staff to begin researching similar breakdowns -- if any -- from the Bush Administration.

"The idea was that we'd show that the Bush Administration had had far worse missteps than we ever could," says a staffer in the counsel's office. "We were told that classified material involving anything related to al Qaeda operating in Yemen or Nigeria was fair game and that we'd declassify it if necessary."

The White House, according to the source, is in full defensive spin mode. Other administration sources also say a flurry of memos were generated on December 26th, 27th, and 28th, which developed talking points about how Obama's decision to effectively shut down the Homeland Security Council (it was merged earlier this year into the National Security Council, run by National Security Adviser James Jones) had nothing to do with what Obama called a "catastrophic" failure on Christmas Day.

"This White House doesn't view the Northwest [Airlines] failure as one of national security, it's a political issue," says the White House source. "That's why Axelrod and Emanuel are driving the issue."
Read the whole thing.

In three weeks, it will be a year since the Obumbler took office. When (if ever) will this incompetent boor begin taking responsibility for his own actions? When (if ever) will the American people start laying the responsibility for his incompetence at his doorstep?

Or is Obama destined to be the 'affirmative action President,' the guy in the class who gets cut slack and is allowed to get by with lower grades because he grew up 'disadvantaged'?

America and the World cannot afford an 'affirmative action President.' America needs a President who is a leader who takes responsibility. The World needs America to have such a leader. If Obama can't take the heat he should get out of the kitchen. The buck stops here.


At 4:39 PM, Blogger Ashan said...

The very idea that he's an "affirmative action" president is rubbish. After being schooled as a Muslim in Indonesia in a fairly elite school, he was raised by his white grandparents who sent him to a Hawaiian private school for the well-to-do. Some reports have him attending Occidental College on a Fulbright (which is only for foreign students) where he hung out as a stoner and wound up on trip to Pakistan in 1981 with Paki friends at a time when Americans were forbidden to visit.

He didn't go to Columbia or Harvard Law as a needy, but smart affirmative action candidate. His entrance to Harvard was sponsored (probably with Saudi largesse via fixer Khalid al Mansour. (He likely never attended any classes at either university, judging by his lack of presence, papers, transcripts and, especially, knowledge.)

At 8:03 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Obama has done nothing but pass the buck while in office. Its been a consistent pattern from Day One. He's exactly the kind of President America shouldn't have in a dangerous world.


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