Saturday, December 26, 2009

Worse than I thought

My first reaction to the latest terror plot:

Forgetting or denying that terrorism exists is not an effective strategy for fighting terrorism.

It turns out that the Obama administration wasn't simply "forgetting or denying that terrorism exists". They were intentionally ignoring warnings:

The terror suspect who tried to blow up a Detroit-bound plane is the son of a Nigerian banker who alerted U.S. authorities to his "extreme religious views" months ago, it was reported Saturday.

The father, Alhaji Umaru Mutallab, a former minister and chairman of First Bank in Nigeria, is shocked that his son was even was allowed to fly to the U.S., family members told the Nigerian newspaper This Day.

The dad was meeting with security officials to discuss his son, identified as Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab, 23. The younger Mutallab was not on any no-fly list when he flew from Nigeria to Detroit through Amsterdam, Rep. Pete King (R-L.I.) told the Daily News.

This is simply inexcusable.

By the way - - you know that the Charlie Sheens and Rosie O'Donnells and Jesse Venturas, who insist "Bush knew in advance about 9/11", won't have a bad word to say about this snafu.

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