Barack Obama is making history. He has achieved the greatest presidential communication failure since Jimmy Carter’s malaise speech.
Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post :
Any government can through laxity let someone slip through the cracks. But a government that refuses to admit that we are at war, indeed, refuses even to name the enemy — jihadist is a word banished from the Obama lexicon — turns laxity into a governing philosophy.
Toby Harden, Telegraph (UK):
The incompetence of the US intelligence bureaucracy is not the only thing that makes Underpantsgate so damaging for Obama. More serious is his failure to understand or acknowledge the nature of the enemy – and to view war as mere politics.
Obama can not grasp the fact that militant Islam is at war with us. Rather than seeking solutions to keep our nation safe. Obama seeks scapegoats Obama does not understand that the system he calls a failure, worked for George W. Bush, James Carafano, Foundry :
This is the same system that stopped the London-based terrorist plot in 2006. On that occasion, intelligence connected the dots; counterterrorism agents penetrated the conspiracy; Homeland Security developed countermeasures; and with international partners the U.S. took down the terrorists before any bomber got near a plane
Hat tip and more, Nice Deb .
A war president does not out source his war making decision to his justice department, Byron York, Washington Examiner :
Top Obama counterterrorism adviser John Brennan says the Justice Department made the decision to handle the case of Detroit terror bomb suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab in the criminal justice system.
Appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” Brennan was asked why the Obama administration did not choose to treat Abdulmutallab as an enemy combatant. “He was arrested on U.S. soil,” Brennan answered. “The Department of Justice makes that determination about what is the best tool to use.”
President Franklin Roosevelt never entrusted his justice department to take the lead in winning World War Two. Then Roosevelt was a war president