Yes he did lay the blame off. Something I think that after his first year in office is becoming a pattern.
So what we have is clear intelligence that the bomber was working with extremist groups who were dedicated to terrorism, yet when intel from the bomber's own father reached US intelligence agents, it was withheld, not on purpose, but because they decided that what they received was not proof that he was about to attempt a bombing. Hence, he was not put on the do not fly list, and the rest is history.
Sorry, this just isn't good enough. I know that this is the excuse that the Obama supporters, and liberals within the administration are using to deflect accountability for this attempted bombing, but it just doesn't fly.
Refreshing.At this point, I would like to make a few points of my own:
1) This does not reflect on Obama's job performance anymore than the 911 attacks, in the face of evidence that al Qaeda was dedicated to launching airline attacks at New York, reflects on Bush. Both can be attributed to human error within the intelligence community......
Nope, sorry. You just don't get off that easily. This is a direct result of Obama's job since taking over the helm in this war. Although Obama, and his administration have deliberately, and with purpose taken this country off any prior war footing, by scuttling the notion that there is any such thing as a 'War on Terror.'
I find the language in this troubling. For the fact that the bombers detonator failed these people on Flight 253 were spared blowing up in the sky. That's a "Bug in the system?" Tweaks will be made, and should constantly as our enemy tweaks their own tactics, but if you don't think you are at war, then maybe that is the first tweak needed by Obama......Bush and Obama have something else in common too. After 911, Bush launched an investigation into US security structure, and as a result, of that investigation, changes were made. Obama is running the exact same play book. I also strongly believe that security will be tweaked again in the future, as "other" bugs in the intel system will also be uncovered by attacks or attempted attacks. The security game will always be ongoing, no matter who is in power.
2) Shame on Dick Cheney and others for attempting to politicize this issue.
Really? Shame on Cheney eh? I thought it was everyones 1st Amendment right in this country to enjoy free speech? Another pattern seems to be that this is only afforded when one agrees with "The One".
3) But shame is not limited to political scumbags on the Republican side....
Maybe you should refrain from the incendiary language, and that would be a start in your own little way of refusing to politicize this? Ya think?
....A few Democrats are attempting to get political mileage by accusing Republicans in the intelligence community of purposely withholding the intel in order to make Obama look bad by allowing scores of innocent men, women, and children to be blown to bits. This is unconscienable BS. My wife, who is a dyed in the wool Liberal, saw someone on Keith Olberman make this claim, and she told me she wanted to puke. She is really pissed, not at Republicans, but at any Democrat who could be such a scumbag as to politicize this issue in such a monstrous way.
Oh please. Spare me the 'a few bad apples' stuff. The very fact that you use an analogy including how you watch Keith Olberman (one of the three viewers no doubt) a man that has entrenched a reputation as nothing more than a partisan flame thrower, and hack, is just to me evidence of where you are coming from.
4) To both Republicans and Democrats who are attempting to gain political points by such unscrupulous methods - Please, please, just go die in a fire. You are poison to America. Leave. Dead or alive, I don't care how you choose to go. Just get your sick and twisted asses the hell out of my country, and join al Qaeda, who appreciate terrorism.....
This country is no more yours alone, than it is mine. It is not "unscrupulous" to point out the flaws in Obama's thinking, or execution in this war. Liberals made a pass time of it for the past eight years...You do remember don't you?
And make no mistake about it - Terrorism can can be done with a pen or a word, just as it can be with a sword, or a bomb, for that matter. If your sick and disgusting rhetoric is able to shut down our government, even just a little, then you have accomplished the same ends that suicide bombers constantly seek. Get the **** out of here, and go align with your real allies. You are not Americans.
But your not questioning anyones patriotism now are you?
In the end, this looks like a breakdown in the intelligence community. Let's work towards fixing the problem, and leave the cheap and twisted political rhetoric where it belongs, in places nonexistent.
So the buck stops with anyone but Dear Leader with you eh? Mr. Independent?