As faithful readers recall, I have long said that “I don’t like democrats and liberals because they’ll get me killed.”
Now, everyone should be saying it, for they have good reason. And unlike anything Obama says, we can prove it.
First, a few bullet points:
- The One refuses to act on the Gen. McChrystal request to send as many as 80,000 “surge” troops to Afghanistan.
- Mac gets 20,000 troops 90 days later… the vast majority of whom are not full-time trigger-pullers.
- Surfer Boy is on vaca in his tropical paradise when at some point he was informed of the Dec. 25 Flight 253 attack… he made no statement and continued to snorkel, golf and hide from The Predator.
- His Homeland Security Designated Lesbian JJ Napolitano Incompetent declares “the system worked”; two days later she said “my earlier comments were taken out of context—the system failed miserably.”
- Finally, four days days later, Obama announced he has ordered a “review” of the “watch” system.
And where was Michael Leiter, Obama’s Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (since 2007)—the official most responsible for analyzing terror threats?
He did not return to the NCTC HQ until his holiday ended several days later.
- On Dec. 30 seven top CIA agents were killed in a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan
So where were Leon Panetta—the least qualified director of the Central Intelligence Agency in memory—and Deputy Director Stephen Kappes? They remained on vacation until the first of the year. Panetta was also falling down the bunny slopes somewhere.
Rush had a good point: “Obama says ‘the buck stops here’, but nobody’s here.
Moreover, if he doesn’t fire anyone, blame anyone, quit shilling for Obama care and act like a war-time president, but he is taking no responsibility whatsoever. If he doesn’t blame anyone, then he is not to blame.
What Obama has succeed in was blaming the entire national security disaster and the worst day in the history of the CIA on… wait for it…. President George W. Bush.
Since the first string was AWOL, what about the bench?
“The White House's top counterterrorism official on Thursday said he, too, was partly responsible for the intelligence lapses preceding the Flight 253 terror plot.
"’I told the president today, I let him down,’ Deputy National Security Adviser John Brennan said during this afternoon's White House press briefing. ‘I told him I will do better; we will do better as a team’."
It gets deeper; the back story on Brennan from The Jawa Report:
“…. one of the (CIA) officers who got killed (10 days ago) had arranged an operation in 1998 that would have killed or captured Osama bin Laden.
Mr. Brennan was instrumental in preventing that operation from occurring. Instead he said the Americans should trust the Saudis to take care of bin Laden.
So it's a painful-- it's a painful death, but more importantly it's a death that didn't need to occur had Mr. Clinton -- Mr. Brennan, George Tenet, and Mr. Berger had the courage to try to defend Americans".”
And now Brennan is Obama's chief advisor on terrorism.
And what, pray tell, were the shocking surprises in Obama’s lame, tardy and utterly lacking national security speech?
He said today he was directing U.S. intelligence agencies to begin to do something many had assumed they were already doing: "[A]ssigning specific responsibility for investigating all leads on high priority threats so that these leads are pursued and acted upon aggressively."
Brennan again (in classical bureaucratese): “Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is an extension of al Qaeda core coming out of Pakistan. And, in my view, it is one of the most lethal and one of the most concerning of it. The fact that they had moved forward to try to execute this attack against the homeland I think demonstrated to us — and this is what the review sort of uncovered — that we had a strategic sense of sort of where they were going, but we didn’t know they had progressed to the point of actually launching individuals here. And we have taken that lesson, and so now we’re full on top of it.”
Translation to Real American: We just realized that there are ragheads terrorists in the Arabian Peninsula. We were stunned to now realize that raghead terrorists can smuggle a bomb board a airplane and blow it up. And we had no idea that a lone raghead terrorist was able to do that with a plane over US soil.
HS SECRETARY NAPOLITANO (once more): I think, following up on that, not just the determination of al Qaeda and al Qaeda Arabian Peninsula, but the tactic of using an individual to foment an attack, as opposed to a large conspiracy or a multi-person conspiracy such as we saw in 9/11, that is something that affects intelligence. It really emphasizes now the renewed importance on how different intelligence is integrated and analyzed, and threat streams are followed through. And, again, it will impact how we continue to review the need to improve airport security around the world.
RA translation: Let me be incredibly and egregiously redundant. Once again we didn’t realize that there could be one suicide bomber instead of the platoons and battalions of organized suicide bombers we’re repeatedly dealt with. Naturally, this new information is what we call “intelligence”, so we will blah blah, blah-blah, blah; Blah blah bla-blah. Blah.”
“It’s inexplicable that our nation's top counterterrorism officials would be surprised by a method of attack we've repeatedly seen before.”--Liz Cheney