Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Al Qaeda Claims Responsibility for Nuclear Destruction of Duluth: Napolitano States, “I Plan to Hold Palin and Fox News as Persons of Interest.”
I know that Napolitano is incompetent. Millions of other Americans know it. I wonder if Obama will ever figure it out. Of course Obama is a large part of the problem. He has had her on a witch hunt against nonexistent dangerous right wing extremists instead of working on making America safer. She has been putting too much attention and energy into self-serving sniveling about Obama’s political enemies. But that seems to be one of the main themes of the collection of losers clustered in the White House. When faced with criticism they invariably blame George Bush or Fox News. This doesn’t exactly inspire confidence or respect.
The Fort Hood shooter had been having regular conversations with a noted jihad recruiter. The FBI and the army knew about this for a long time. They also knew about his opinions that were bizarre for an army officer. I think that it is Napolitano’s responsibility as head of homeland security to make sure that cases like this do not just drift from year to year. But instead of doing her job she was caught up in a crusade against these nonexistent right wing terrorists, not one of which has ever been identified or brought to justice. If she was a doctor or a nurse she could creditably be accused of malpractice.
Now we have to look at the Christmas underwear bomber. He could not even travel to England because he is on their terror watch list. His own father told our state department how dangerous he might be. But somehow his presence on the Brit’s list and his father’s warning were not enough for Napolitano and her fellow clowns to pay attention to the kid. And his recent presence in Yemen is apparent of no more note to the incompetents at DHS than a trip to Disney World. It is enough to make you wonder if Napolitano and her senior staff do not get a bonus for every dead American. She famously said that the system worked. And the system got this beeping, flashing red light onto an airplane with ease. Does her system also help terrorists transport nuclear weapons?
It is no fun to think about but this much failure has to make one wonder how deep and entrenched it is. It is time for Napolitano to go. When we have all those who died at Fort Hood and all those who nearly died on Christmas Day and a head of DHS who blandly tells us there is no problem but spends her time in right wing extremist fantasy land, it is time for a major change. Somehow I think this headline is not too great a leap: Al Qaeda Claims Responsibility for Nuclear Destruction of Duluth: Napolitano States, “I Plan to Hold Palin and Fox News as Persons of Interest.”