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Napolitano: "The system worked"
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Posted on 12/27/2009 6:40:13 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Napolitano: "The system worked"

DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano said that the thwarting of the attempt to blow up the Amsterdam-Detroit flight this week demonstrated that "the system worked."

Asked by CNN's Candy Crowley on "State of the Union" how that could be possible when the young Nigerian who sought to set off the bomb was able to smuggle explosive liquid onto the flight, Napolitano responded: "We're asking the same questions."

Napolitano added that there was "no suggestion that [the bomber] was improperly screened."


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhodhs; bhogwot; defeat; democrats; epicfailure; firenapolitaneo; flight253; liberalism; liberals; miserablefailure; napoleonitano; napolitano; resignwitchresign; systemworked
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I'm speechless..........
1 posted on 12/27/2009 6:40:13 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

So am I....at the fact that a CNN reporter actually dared to ask a Democrat a tough question.


2 posted on 12/27/2009 6:40:57 AM PST by relictele
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To: Sub-Driver

So what is the system? Have we been installing a Dutch tourist on each flight?


3 posted on 12/27/2009 6:41:59 AM PST by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: Sub-Driver
Never thought I see an admission from the 0 crowd that it is dependent upon militia. /s
4 posted on 12/27/2009 6:42:05 AM PST by Tribune7
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To: Sub-Driver

...this stupid woman!...it “worked” only because PASSENGERS defended themselves.


5 posted on 12/27/2009 6:42:13 AM PST by STONEWALLS
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To: Sub-Driver

The country is in the best of hands.


6 posted on 12/27/2009 6:42:32 AM PST by comps4spice ("Fish have to swim. Birds have to fly. And liberal Democrats have to call their opponents racists".)
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To: Sub-Driver

Janet Napolitano = Bhagdad Bob


7 posted on 12/27/2009 6:43:11 AM PST by STONEWALLS
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To: Sub-Driver

What system?


8 posted on 12/27/2009 6:43:27 AM PST by Radix (Obama represents CHAINS for posterity.)
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To: Sub-Driver

If she defines the system as one where terrorists are allowed to smuggle then detonate explosive devices aboard airplanes, then by all accounts she’s right. Amazing.


9 posted on 12/27/2009 6:43:30 AM PST by cweese (Hook 'em Horns!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

The passengers worked- at that, it seems primarily only one of them.

Ask Napolitano about the citizenry growing a pair and see what she has to say about that.


10 posted on 12/27/2009 6:43:46 AM PST by 4buttons
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh good. Now that we know that vigilantism is part of the official government “system” (because that was the ONLY thing that worked on that plane), we can start fixing this problem the right way!

(Note: I’m not denouncing vigilantism. I’m denouncing the insane concept of “letting the pros handle it”.)


11 posted on 12/27/2009 6:44:00 AM PST by Bryanw92 (Imagine a day when the politicians have to hold a bake sale to pay for votes!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Janet has as must handle on reality as any other liberal. ZERO!


12 posted on 12/27/2009 6:44:15 AM PST by bmwcyle (Free the Navy Seals)
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To: Sub-Driver

Breathtaking.


13 posted on 12/27/2009 6:44:39 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Sub-Driver

So we spend billions for airport security that ultimately relies on unpaid passengers to actually keep the plane from being blown up? That is the system that “worked”?


14 posted on 12/27/2009 6:44:42 AM PST by hopespringseternal
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To: Sub-Driver

You mean the “refuse to profile or stop known terrorists from flying and depend on passengers to stop the bomber seconds from detonation” plan.

Worked like a charm.

Of course, it helps to be backed up by the “plane blows up and burning bits of aircraft and people fall out of the sky” plan.

Napolitano should be run out of town on a rail.


15 posted on 12/27/2009 6:44:50 AM PST by Rinnwald
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To: Sub-Driver

Thank you, Madame Secretary.

You have now exceeded every dumbass thing Obama, Summers, Romer etc have said the entire year of 2009. And I didn’t think that was possible!

WITHOUT THE INTERVENTION OF PASSENGERS, WE WOULD BE LOOKING AT A PLANE, COMING DOWN ON THE CITY OF DETROIT...IN TWO GIANT PIECES. ON CHRISTMAS DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOW IS THAT “THE SYSTEM WORKED????”

good grief


16 posted on 12/27/2009 6:44:53 AM PST by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: relictele

It’s not just that US authorities had him on the radar but his FATHER reportedly warned authorities. It is absolutely absurd for Napolitano to claim “the system worked” when he actually got on a plane with explosives and it was his fellow passengers, not officials, that resolved the situation.


17 posted on 12/27/2009 6:45:21 AM PST by torchthemummy (No Obama: Not Because He's Black But Because He's Red)
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To: Sub-Driver

Napolitano: Incompetent or Evil or both = Dangerous!


18 posted on 12/27/2009 6:45:40 AM PST by timetostand (Merry Christmas)
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To: Sub-Driver
I'm speechless..........”

Same here.
So....if every single security system put in place to thwart a terrorist fails, and we are reduced to random members of the public (who had absolutely NOTHING to do with the government’s security systems) stopping a terrorist, that is equivalent to the system “working”?
On what planet is Napolitano living on?

19 posted on 12/27/2009 6:45:46 AM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: Sub-Driver

The people running our country all all self-deluding idiots.


20 posted on 12/27/2009 6:46:33 AM PST by jospehm20
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To: Sub-Driver

This will be in a campaign ad in 2010 and 2012. The ineptitude is stratospheric.


21 posted on 12/27/2009 6:46:50 AM PST by johncocktoasten (Practicing asymetrical thread warfare against anti-Palin Trolls)
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To: Sub-Driver
"The system worked"

That is pure BS. An Al Qaida bomber on a terrorist watch list got a visa and was allowed to come on a plane headed for Detroit. The system didn't work. It failed.

We're just lucky the bomb the twerp terrorist used to blow up his balls also failed to do any more damage.
22 posted on 12/27/2009 6:46:52 AM PST by advance_copy (Stand for life or nothing at all)
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To: Sub-Driver
The big government system failed miserably ... He was on your own damn list and then on the plane — You miserable jackass.

If you are talking about the people and their response, yes the hero's stepped forward at a desperate time of need and saved the day for the people on the plane.

Big Government is a miserable failure, and clueless brain dead Napolitino should be retired immediately.

And hey Janet, the larger terrorist plot, that would be Al Qaeda ... dimwits are running the government and protecting America.

23 posted on 12/27/2009 6:47:08 AM PST by Tarpon ( ...)
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To: Radix

Al-Qaida’s system, silly ! /s


24 posted on 12/27/2009 6:47:13 AM PST by csvset
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To: Sub-Driver

25 posted on 12/27/2009 6:47:34 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: STONEWALLS
...this stupid woman!...it “worked” only because PASSENGERS defended themselves.

It "worked" because the bomb was a dud. Otherwise it would have had a much different outcome.

26 posted on 12/27/2009 6:47:36 AM PST by ContraryMary (New Jersey -- Superfund cleanup capital of the U.S.A.)
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To: Daisyjane69

If the bomb had worked those people would be dead. They were saved by the intervention of God, and a Duch passenger.

The system worked?
I expell lumps in the commode that are smarter than this woman.

Duh.


27 posted on 12/27/2009 6:47:37 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Sub-Driver

Had the detonater worked (if it had, we would be minus one airliner and all souls onboard), would she still say that the system worked? Perhaps her idea of the system working is more government employees happily paying their union dues.


28 posted on 12/27/2009 6:48:16 AM PST by centurion316
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To: Sub-Driver

on behalf of the whole state of Arizona, I’d like to personally apologize to the rest of the nation for allowing this idiot the opportunity to ever hold public office.


29 posted on 12/27/2009 6:48:27 AM PST by henry_reardon
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To: Sub-Driver
Napolitano: "The system worked"

The only possible response:

Janet, you ignorant slut.

30 posted on 12/27/2009 6:48:32 AM PST by Lazamataz (DEFINITION: rac-ist (rA'sis't) 1. Anyone who disagrees with a liberal about any topic.)
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To: Rinnwald

Of course, it helps to be backed up by the “plane blows up and burning bits of aircraft and people fall out of the sky” plan.

Also known as the, “There is no indication of terrorism at this time, we suspect a center fuel tank explosion” plan..


31 posted on 12/27/2009 6:48:42 AM PST by GeorgiaDawg32 (A moderate muslim is one who is simply buying time to reload..)
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To: Sub-Driver

The system worked? THE SYSTEM WORKED?? WTH???

The woman is an idiot!

The only reason that we are not counting bodies is because his bomb did not work. After that we have the non-DHS passengers who subdued the RoPer from further attempts.

I am stunned by the audacity of Janet “Reno” Napolitano.

Gunner


32 posted on 12/27/2009 6:49:00 AM PST by weps4ret (Where is John Galt?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Are you sure this isn’t from the Onion??? Did she really say this?

This is the most incredible thing I have ever heard!!!


33 posted on 12/27/2009 6:49:04 AM PST by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: Venturer

Someone threw an empty bottle on our driveway that is smarter than this woman.


34 posted on 12/27/2009 6:49:28 AM PST by TheOldLady (No more global baloneyism!! -- Jim Thompson!)
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To: Sub-Driver; All
Napolitano: "The system worked"

It's now official! We are The United States of the Bizarro World!
35 posted on 12/27/2009 6:49:38 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Thwarted?

From the descriptions I read, it wasn’t ‘thwarted’. The explosive didn’t ignite the way the terrorist planned.

If the explosive had gone off as planned, the plane would probably have crashed and nearly 300 people would be dead.

That is hardly ‘thwarted’.


36 posted on 12/27/2009 6:49:52 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: STONEWALLS
...this stupid woman!...it “worked” only because PASSENGERS defended themselves.

While it was great that the passenger(s) defended themselves, if the bomb would have gone off as planned, they would have all been lost. The only reason they could take down the terrorist was because the bomb failed.

This statement from Napolitano is one of the dumbest I have ever heard a politician make, and she contradicts herself after the reporter asks the tough question. He should have followed up on it.

37 posted on 12/27/2009 6:50:04 AM PST by calex59
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To: Sub-Driver
InfoMin
"The system worked."
38 posted on 12/27/2009 6:50:15 AM PST by PowderMonkey (Will work for ammo.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Sec. Napolitano has obviously been taking her cues from Pres. Obama: whatever happens, claim it’s a success and was always intended to happen that way.

In truth, the system did work, but only because Obama’s administration didn’t have anything to do with it. The passengers took the initiative to insure their safety, rather than hoping our government would have a clue.


39 posted on 12/27/2009 6:50:22 AM PST by FourPeas (Why does Professor Presbury's wolfhound, Roy, endeavour to bite him?)
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To: Sub-Driver

American Airlines has a text in red that new security measures are to be implemented after this latest bombing attempt and to be sure to get to the airport earlier.

What else could they possibly do except strip searches. I already have to take off my shoes and my coat. Is my underwear next?


40 posted on 12/27/2009 6:50:22 AM PST by heylady
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To: Sub-Driver

I can see the conversation now between Nap and BO - “BO, we did everything you asked to give the terrorists every break to do their job, but those pesky militia keep getting in g the way!”.


41 posted on 12/27/2009 6:50:40 AM PST by DownInFlames
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To: torchthemummy

The “knives-with-blades-smaller-than-three-inches-are-OK-because-who-could-use-one-of-them-to-hijack-an-airliner” system worked well about 8 years ago too!


42 posted on 12/27/2009 6:50:54 AM PST by cartoonistx
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To: Sub-Driver; All

What are you going to believe? Napolitano or your own lying eyes? (and common sense)


43 posted on 12/27/2009 6:50:59 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: STONEWALLS

The passengers and crew were also very lucky it didn’t explode before the Dutch man was able to get to the terrorist. He most likely stopped the terrorist from trying to detonate it again, but the passengers were also very lucky or God decided it wasn’t their time.

Maybe that’s the system, let the terrorists get a bomb on the plane, but then rely on the incompetence of the terrorists to detonate the bomb.


44 posted on 12/27/2009 6:51:05 AM PST by FR_addict
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To: truthandlife

Heheheh I thought I missed something on SNL.

I want what shes smokin’!


45 posted on 12/27/2009 6:51:15 AM PST by New Yawk Minute
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To: Sub-Driver
The teorrist screwed up...thank God...and some passnegers then jumped him and held him.

That had nothing to do woth DHS, or Napolitano's "system."

She's living in and talking about a fairy tale in an effort to make herself look good somehow in this...but it doesn't wash, either for her or this admin.


SIX CRITICAL REASONS TO NOT TRY TERRORISTS IN US COURT


SUDDEN JIHAD SYNDROME IN AMERICA - WE IGNORE IT AT OUR PERIL

Note: This one was not an act of SJS. It was an honest to goodness, planned on foreign shore, terror attack. But we have plenty of the other going around attempting to be played down by the likes of this admin.

46 posted on 12/27/2009 6:51:28 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Sub-Driver
WTF?

Defining "the system worked" to be the bomb didn't go off.

He got on a plane with explosives. He should have detonated it over the Atlantic, where it would have taken years to figure out what happened, but, al Qaeda would have known immediately they had success.

47 posted on 12/27/2009 6:51:35 AM PST by depressed in 06 (Tea parties today, Lexington tomorrow.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Inept


48 posted on 12/27/2009 6:52:21 AM PST by Calamari (Pass enough laws and everyone is guilty of something.)
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To: heylady

“Is my underwear next?”

Where your good underwear.


49 posted on 12/27/2009 6:52:23 AM PST by FR_addict
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To: bmwcyle

Liberalism leads to pathological lying, that much is obvious.


50 posted on 12/27/2009 6:52:39 AM PST by ShandaLear (Cronyism, Protectionism, Socialism, Obamunism)
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