Janet Napolitano is lucky the whiplash from her tongue didn’t kill her. After the attempt by a terrorist to blow up an airliner on approach to Detroit, she claimed that the system worked as it should have.
“Once this incident occurred, everything went according to clockwork… Blah, blah, blah, I look like an Andes Mint in this outfit, blah, blah, blah… Again, everybody reacted as they should, the system, once the incident occurred, the system worked.”
Then, just a day later, she back pedaled, claimed that everyone was taking her quote out of context, and then agreed that the system failed miserably.
The Obama administration and Janet Napolitano have a serious problem with the war on terror, and she sums it up well in her response to Matt Lauer.
“Sure, I think the comment is being taken out of context. What I’m saying is, once the incident occurred, moving forward, we were immediately able to notify the 128 flights in the air of protective measures to take, immediately able to notify law enforcement on the ground, airports both domestic and internationally, all carriers, all of that happening within 60 to 90 minutes.”
They are actually proud that the “system worked” after the incident occurred. They are proud that they reacted after the terrorist was thwarted. They are proud that they did something after the guy tried to blow up the plane.
Let’s forget the fact the man was on a terror list. Let’s forget the fact the man had no passport. Let’s forget the fact that if it wasn’t for some brave passengers there would have been a lot more to react to after the fact.
Janet Napolitano is proud that they were able to get the word out and respond within 60 to 90 minutes. Sorry, that’s not good enough. Responding within 60 to 90 minutes wouldn’t have changed anything on September 11th, and it sure as hell didn’t do anything to change the events which took place on Christmas day.
American citizens stopped this attack, not the Department of Homeland Security, not the Transportation Security Administration, not the Obama Administration. Everyday people like you and me stepped up at the right time, made the right decision, and made sure the terrorist didn’t succeed. Too bad the government dropped the ball and allowed him to put all of their lives in jeopardy in the first place.
We don’t need a President (or anyone in his administration) who responds to terror attacks, we need a President who will make sure that steps are taken to prevent incidents like this from occurring at all. The Department of Homeland Security should, by definition of its very name, keep the homeland secure, shouldn’t it? In this case, they failed. They failed miserably.
If The Failed One® is serious about homeland security and keeping our country safe, he will ask for Janet Napolitano’s resignation. Don’t worry, I won’t hold my breath waiting for that to happen.