Friday, January 1, 2010

"Somebody screwed up big time"?

U.S. security chiefs briefed President Barack Obama on Thursday about missteps in the lead-up to the attempted Detroit jetliner bombing as lawmakers joined the White House in racing to find out what went wrong.

The Senate Intelligence Committee announced Jan. 21 hearings as part of an investigation to begin sooner. "We will be following the intelligence down the rabbit hole to see where the breakdown occurred and how to prevent this failure in the future," said Sen. Kit Bond, top Republican on the committee. "Somebody screwed up big time."

The administration's immediate reaction in the aftermath of this near disaster was that everything worked out fine.

Were they lying then, or are they lying now?

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