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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."
So am I....at the fact that a CNN reporter actually dared to ask a Democrat a tough question.
So what is the system? Have we been installing a Dutch tourist on each flight?
...this stupid woman!...it “worked” only because PASSENGERS defended themselves.
The country is in the best of hands.
Janet Napolitano = Bhagdad Bob
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.
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.
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”.)
Janet has as must handle on reality as any other liberal. ZERO!
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”?
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.
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????”
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.
Napolitano: Incompetent or Evil or both = Dangerous!
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?
The people running our country all all self-deluding idiots.