Who Cares About US Security? We Have To Focus On The Important Stuff, Like Shifting The Blame To Bush
Obama waits 8 months to nominate a TSA head… one who happens to lie to Congress and use his organization to spy on personal foes.
But, no one can argue, mistakes were made. Let’s just makes sure we can say “Oh yeah, well look at Bush!”
It’s been a year, bud. Several months after you took “ownership” of the economy and ran it into the gutter. Almost a year with US security under your control. So what do you do? Ignore the warnings, ignore the results, and try to blame Bush for it. 2010 is going to be an AWESOME election time.
For a man who campaigned denouncing the politicization of national security under President George W Bush, it is worth noting how intensely political Obama’s treatment of what might henceforth be known as Underpantsgate has been[...]
Meanwhile, the White House was working overtime to build a case against Bush. A source in the White House counsel’s office told The American Spectator of memos frantically seeking information that would "show that the Bush Administration had had far worse missteps than we ever could".
Forget Boooosh/Cheney/Halliburton and run this country dammit!!!! Constant campaign mode will end up killing us…..literally.
h/t Jawa Report
When the liberal rag NewsWeek turns on Obama, he is in deep sh*t!
So what did the Obama administration know?
- A credible threat of a holiday timed attack
- That Yemen based terror was a major threat
- That the Nigerian who tried to blow up the plane was a risk, to the point of being warned by his father, a well respected Nigerian economic minister
- That the explosive underwear method was in use
One thing I haven’t seen is where the White House said “we gave all this information to the TSA and told them to be extra alert during this holiday season”
White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan was briefed in October on an assassination attempt by Al Qaeda that investigators now believe used the same underwear bombing technique as the Nigerian suspect who tried to blow up Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on Christmas Day, U.S. intelligence and administration officials tell NEWSWEEK.
And more Obama security successes in the same article:
At the briefing for Brennan, Nayef was concerned because “he didn’t think [U.S. officials] were paying enough attention” to the growing threat from Al Qaeda in Yemen, said a former U.S. intelligence official familiar with the briefing.
- NIE Report on Iran Contradicts Bush Claims – NPR
- NIE Report: Iran Halted Nuclear Weapons Program Years Ago – ABC News
- Bush Administration Credibility Suffers After Iran NIE Report – Fox News
- NIE: Iran ‘Halted’ Nuclear Weapons Program In 2003, Unlikely To Develop A Weapon In This Decade – ThinkProgress (I love this quote: “But even with Cheney’s meddling, this NIE makes it clear that there is no imminent danger from Iran’s nuclear program.”)
- US Spy Agencies: Actually, It Turns Out That Iran Is Developing Nukes (UPDATE: Obama On The NIE: "Bush Continues To Not Let Facts Get In The Way Of His Ideology") – link
- The NIE Iran Report and Alan Dershowitz – HuffPo (Best quote: “Of course, as we now know, the intelligence community, especially the CIA, was right and the Right was wrong.” )
- Well, now the Obama administration admit that the NIE report was BS, just like Bush’s administration said. What a shock!
An “oh, by the way” detail buried in a long Times piece about recent setbacks to Iran’s nuclear program. This isn’t really a secret — officials as high up as Panetta were mumbling about weaponization as far back as February and the U.S. intel community generally has been inching away from the document for months — but after all the leftist screeching about warmongering and politicized intelligence when the NIE came out and declared Iran’s weapons program dead since ‘03, it deserves a little extra attention.
Mr. Obama’s top advisers say they no longer believe the key finding of a much disputed National Intelligence Estimate about Iran, published a year before President George W. Bush left office, which said that Iranian scientists ended all work on designing a nuclear warhead in late 2003.
More Obama DoJ foul-ups and protection of those who would harm us. KSM must be looking forward to his trial in NYC.
So, let’s see:
- They drop the case against the Black Panthers… after they won it and then try to obstruct any investigation into why.
- They have all charges dismissed against the Blackwater guards because of “reckless violation of the defendants’ constitutional rights”.
- They refuse to release information on the Fort Hood attack.
- They illegally fire IG’s who find evidence of wrongdoing with Obama’s friends and then try to cover it up.
- They ignore rulings for information, even after their appeals fail
- They are asking the Supreme Court to allow police to interrogate without a lawyer.
- Many of the higher ups in the DoJ have had to recuse themselves from detainee work, because they defended terrorists in the past.
- And the list goes on. These are the idiots who will prosecute KSM.
(Israelnationalnews.com) A U.S. federal judge Tuesday castigated the Obama administration for being “particularly unhelpful” and the State Department for being “mealy mouthed” concerning a lawsuit filed against the Palestinian Authority for a terrorist attack.
The $250 million lawsuit was filed by relatives of Esh Kodesh Gilmore, a security guard who was murdered at the age of 25 in an attack by Tanzim terrorists, a branch of the PA, outside Israel government offices in eastern Jerusalem in 2000.
U.S. District Court Judge Gladys Kessler complained that government officials refused to offer opinions in the case, in which the judge has to decide whether to grant the PA a trial or issue a default judgment. The PA often has declined to defend itself in previous lawsuits for terrorist attacks.
"The Executive Branch of the United States has been particularly unhelpful in resolving this difficult Motion," Kessler wrote. "The Court requested that the State Department file a Statement of Interest in order to understand the international ramifications of any order it might enter, and to be apprised of our Government’s position about such ramifications. In this case, as in Knox v. The Palestinian Liberation Organization. … the State Department declined to do so. Instead it filed the identical mealy-mouthed Notice there as it did in this case. That Notice, for all practical purposes, said nothing.”
Ok. Let’s be reasonable. We don’t know the substance of the warning he got yet, but damned if I am going to watch this get buried by the MSM. We need to know the truth.
If he was a Republican this would be the headline for the next 10 weeks…
Obama was warned about the threats to the homeland in a Christmas briefing before he flew off to his golfing and snorkling Hawaii holiday vacation.
President Barack Obama received a high-level briefing only three days before Christmas about possible holiday-period terrorist threats against the US, Newsweek has learned. The briefing was centered on a written report, produced by US intelligence agencies, entitled “Key Homeland Threats”, a senior US official said.
The senior Administration official, who asked for anonymity when discussing sensitive information, said that nowhere in this document was there any mention of Yemen, whose Al-Qaeda affiliate is now believed to have been behind the unsuccessful Christmas Day attempt by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to bring down a transatlantic airliner with a bomb hidden in his underpants. However, the official declined to disclose any other information about the substance of the briefing, including what kind of specific warnings, if any, the President was given about possibly holiday attacks and whether Yemen came up during oral discussions.
According to the senior official, the holiday threat briefing, one in a series of regularly-scheduled sessions with top counter-terrorism officials, was held in the White House Situation Room on December 22. Present were representatives of agencies involved in counter-terrorism policy and operations, including Attorney General Eric Holder, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and FBI Director Robert Mueller. The CIA and National Intelligence Directors Office were represented by deputy agency heads: CIA deputy director Steven Kappes, and David Gompert, the principal deputy to National Intelligence Czar Dennis Blair. Also present was Michael Leiter, director of the National Counter-terrorism Center, a unit of the Intelligence Czar’s office which was created after 9/11 to ensure that intelligence reporting about possible terrorist plots was shared quickly among all US agencies who might have some capability to do something about it.
It looks like he was too busy getting ready for his vacation to warn the American public.
“Alleged” “Misunderstander Of Religion Of Peace” “Allegedly” Attempts to cause a “Man-Caused Disaster” In Danish Cartoonists Head. Cops Racially Profile Him With A Few Bullets
How dare they say this has anything to to with the “T”-word or that peaceful Islam!
The horror! The terrorist had entered Kurt Westergaard’s home with an axe.
He wanted to hack the cartoonist to death for equating Islam with violence.
Police shot and wounded an axe-wielding Islamic Al-Qaeda-linked terrorist who entered the home of Danish Mohammad cartoonist Kurt Westergaard. The cartoonist was hiding in his “safe room” with his 5 year-old grandson during the break-in.
The Age reported:
Danish police late on Friday shot and wounded an axe-wielding man linked to radical Somali Islamists who tried to break into the home of a cartoonist whose depictions of Islam’s Prophet Mohammed infuriated Muslims.
The 28-year-old Somali national armed with an axe had terrorist intent and was close to the Somali Shebab movement and al-Qaeda, which was responsible for the 9/11 attacks in the United States, the internal security service PET said in a statement.