Unless you’ve been totally asleep over the Holiday weekend, or busy on a golf course in Hawaii, you’ve heard about the thwarted terrorist attack aboard Northwest Airlines flight 253 prior landing at Detroit, Friday, Christmas Day.
Obama’s 3-day silence ended today as he came on the air basically with a recap of the news of Friday Evening. In his appearance today he said, “The American people should be assured that we are doing everything in our power to keep you and your family safe and secure during this busy holiday season.”
What was done to protect us Friday by the government?
It was the efforts of passengers, flight crew and luckily, a failure of the detonator that averted nearly 300 people aboard the aircraft losing their lives.
Unlike his inept Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Obama did not make the claim of how well the “system worked.”
Although the claim has been made of how he is being kept up to date on matters pertaining to this incident, Obama made the claim of, “This incident, like several that have preceded it, demonstrates that an alert and courageous citizenry are far more resilient than an isolated extremist.”
Al Qaeda has taken credit for this thwarted attack and officials have now stated that two of the four leaders believed to be behind this incident were released from Guantanamo in 2007, when released in to Saudi Arabian custody, presumably enrolled in “art therapy” and given “paints and crayons as part of the rehabilitation regimen.”
Maybe such “therapy” will help them as they strive to create bombs more appealing to the eye.
Obama’s finishing his golf outings and watching the waves instead of reassuring the nation on Christmas Day is spun as his “strategy” of “projecting his calm on the American people.”
Ignored by the same left that invents excuses for Obama playing instead of leading is the multitude of calls on President Bush for immediate responses everytime someone stubbed their toe in public, which are now classified as “the Bush Administration projecting their panic and anger on the public eight years ago.”
Let’s all hope his golf game wasn’t affected. Otherwise, he might get really angry and point a finger at Al Qaeda.