December 30, 2009

The case against Napolitano

Andy McCarthy:

Napolitano is an apt representation of Obama-style detachment from national security: She doesn't know where the 9/11 hijackers came from; she doesn't know illegal immigration is a criminal offense; she won't utter the word "terror" (it's a "man-caused disaster," just like, say, a forest fire); she thinks the real terrorists are "right-wing extremists" aided and abetted by our soldiers returning home from their missions; when a jihadist at Fort Hood massacres more people than were killed in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, she won't call it terrorism and worries mostly about racist blow-back against innocent Muslims; she doesn't see any indications of a larger terrorist conspiracy even after a captured er, arrested terrorist tells agents he was groomed for the airplane operation by al Qaeda in Yemen; she thinks the "system worked" on Christmas when every element of it failed; and even her walk-back on the "system worked" comment i.e., that it worked after the fact because all the planes then in the air were notified to take extra precautions "within 90 minutes" of the attack is pathetic. You may recall that on 9/11, the first plane hit the World Trade Center at 8:46 a.m. and the second at 9:16 a.m.; the Pentagon was struck at 9:37a.m., and, thanks to the heroic passengers of Flight 93, the last plane went down a little after 10 a.m. about 20 minutes from its target in Washington. A lot can happen in 90 minutes.

Personally, with the recent terror attack attempt, I think many conservatives have gone too far in their criticism of Obama for "not addressing the nation quickly enough," or "continuing to play golf." (Both Bushes did the same to one degree or another during comparable incidents.) But the Obama Team -- most especially Napolitano, as McCarthy notes -- has a putrid politically correct history that not only drives rightists batty but independents as well. Top it off with AG Eric Holder who has taken up the "cause" of allowing Khalid Sheik Mohammed a civilian trial in NYC, and who refused to prosecute a most-obvious case of voter intimidation by Black Panthers in Philadelphia ... and people wonder why your average joe has doubts about The Messiah's abilities on national security?

Posted by Hube at December 30, 2009 05:06 PM | TrackBack

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