Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano conceded Monday that airline security failed in allowing a Nigerian on a terror watch list and allegedly armed with explosives onto a Detroit-bound flight, a turnaround from her declaration a day day earlier that "the system worked."
On another blog, someone made a very astute observation when initially Janet was claiming victory over terrorism and saying the system worked. The plane didn't go down, you see, so the Administration was happy to call it a thwarted attempt at terrorism. But when Major Nidal Hassan shot the shit out of a bunch of soldiers, Obama said we should not "jump to conclusions" - because people died, you see, so if we call that "terrorism", then there was a failure of the system on Obama's watch.
It still boils down to this - you are on your own. Be alert when traveling and be ready to take action.
God bless you, Todd Beamer, for showing us the way. I, for one, am not going down easy.
On CNN's "State of the Union," she said: "One thing I'd like to point out is that the system worked."
The statement was swiftly condemned. Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., told CBS' "Face the Nation" that the system "failed in every respect."
On Fox News, Napolitano clarified Monday that she was referring to security precautions that went into effect for other flights following the incident in Detroit.
Fire this clown.