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Obama administration blames Bush for airport security failures
The Examiner ^ | 12/28/2009 | Kevin Hall

Posted on 12/28/2009 12:19:11 PM PST by bigred08

First she said "the system worked". Now, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano admits the system failed miserably, but repeatedly points out it was a system put in place while George W. Bush was President. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs made similar statements...

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abdulmutallab; airlinesecurity; bds; bhodhs; bushsfault; firenapolitano; flight253; fourth100days; getridofher; globaljihad; jantheman; napoleonitano; napolitano; resignwitchresign; thesystemworked
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1 posted on 12/28/2009 12:19:12 PM PST by bigred08
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To: bigred08

Same old same old.


2 posted on 12/28/2009 12:22:01 PM PST by EggsAckley (There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply. W.C. Fields)
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To: bigred08

FUBB


3 posted on 12/28/2009 12:22:12 PM PST by golfisnr1
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To: bigred08
First she said "the system worked". Now, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano admits the system failed miserably, but repeatedly points out it was a system put in place while George W. Bush was President.

Sounds like an admission that she's done nothing during her time as head of DHS. Epic fail of the Obama admin. Apparently she was for the system before she was against it.

4 posted on 12/28/2009 12:22:12 PM PST by highlander_UW (Democrats used to be just the party of corruption, now they are the party of treason as well)
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To: bigred08
I blame Bush for letting the Democrats force unionized Federal employees at TSA under the direction of Democrat Norm Mineta.
5 posted on 12/28/2009 12:22:15 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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To: bigred08

FUBB


6 posted on 12/28/2009 12:22:22 PM PST by golfisnr1
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To: bigred08

Enough of this crap, Obozo. Man up! You’ve been the President for a year, aided by your handpicked team of imbeciles, of which Napolitano is a stirring example. If you didn’t like the security procedures, you should have changed them. Stop blaming your betters!


7 posted on 12/28/2009 12:22:22 PM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: bigred08
Obama administration blames Bush for airport security failures

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8 posted on 12/28/2009 12:22:27 PM PST by massmike (...So this is what happens when OJ's jury elects the president....)
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To: bigred08

If the bush system was so badd, huge gaping holes... and you had a year to fix it... then why did it fail?


9 posted on 12/28/2009 12:22:30 PM PST by himno hero
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To: bigred08

FUBB


10 posted on 12/28/2009 12:22:30 PM PST by golfisnr1
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To: bigred08

I blame liberal-induced, political correctness. The problem with liberals is that, they always want to blame THEIR screw ups on somebody else. The enemy in the war on terror is the Muslims. It’s not gray-haired, card carrying AARP members riding in wheelchairs or using a walker to get around.


11 posted on 12/28/2009 12:23:35 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Remember in November! Throw all of the bums out!)
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To: bigred08

Wow, it only took less than 2 days. Must be a record for the blame-Bush crowd.


12 posted on 12/28/2009 12:23:42 PM PST by max americana (i)
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To: bigred08

sometimes it ain’t the system, it’s the idiots who implement it.


13 posted on 12/28/2009 12:24:09 PM PST by lonster
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To: bigred08

Of ocurse, was there any doubt that this DEFUNCT and JOKE of a jack squat administration would do otherwise?!?


14 posted on 12/28/2009 12:24:32 PM PST by cranked
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To: golfisnr1

You finished yet?


15 posted on 12/28/2009 12:24:48 PM PST by houeto (Free Republic will not support RINOS!! Rudy McRomney, et al, can go straight to hell!! -JR)
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To: bigred08

The Obama Line was repeated constantly yesterday....

The (failed) system was put in place years ago (Bush’s fault) and we’ll look into what can be changed (becuause we haven’t spent much time fighting the war on terror, we’ve been too busy socializing healthcare, golfing in paradise, making speeches, relaxing...)


16 posted on 12/28/2009 12:25:59 PM PST by 1Old Pro (Cheney was proven right so quickly, Obama inviting terrorist attacks, TWO & counting)
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To: bigred08
So, let me see if I have this straight. This administration was put in place to fix all of the Bush administration's problems, but instead they have retained them?

Sounds to me as if they are too stupid to figure out what is wrong and fix it.

Could it be that dear Janet has too many DHS agents assigned to spying on Christian fundamentalist? After all, she did say that the Christian right posed a greater threat than Muslim terrorist.

17 posted on 12/28/2009 12:26:30 PM PST by Texas Jack
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To: bigred08

We can be certain other attempts were spoiled by Bush’s plans. Thank you, President Bush. Wish you were on watch still.


18 posted on 12/28/2009 12:27:18 PM PST by hoe_cake (A member of the Society of the Descendants of the Signers of the Constitution.)
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To: bigred08

The dopes sound like elementary kids, “The dog ate my homework!”

There are only dumb wankers in this administration.


19 posted on 12/28/2009 12:27:25 PM PST by OpusatFR (Tagline not State Approved. Thoughts not State Approved. Actions not State Approved)
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To: bigred08

Enough of this “it isn’t my fault” BS! What the heck has Obama been doing for a year?

I think the time has come for someone to pull Obama aside and remind him that this is “his watch” . . . and let him know that if he’s not up for the job, he needs to say so.

We’ll give him a great going away party, wish him well and help him pack.


20 posted on 12/28/2009 12:27:30 PM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: max americana
Wow, it only took less than 2 days.

I thought that they usually led with that excuse right out of the gate.
21 posted on 12/28/2009 12:27:38 PM PST by Sopater (I'm so sick of atheists shoving their religion in my face.)
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To: PzLdr
He can't Man Up. He is a Dickless Accordion Player.
22 posted on 12/28/2009 12:29:14 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: bigred08
This Democratic (socialist) Party of America has been leading (Remember Pelosi so brazenly claiming so, in 2006) for three years now. They OWN it. When will they ever accept their responsibility and stop with the Bush derangement syndrome. Americans must put their dubious and deceptive and tyrannical thuggery in check in 2010 and wholly stop it in 2012.
23 posted on 12/28/2009 12:31:21 PM PST by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: max americana

It’s Bush’s fault < /sarc >

First he and Cheney and Rove and and... orchestrated the 9-11 hijackings so they could blow up the WTC and then they agitated jihadists to wage a war against the West. < /barking moonbat truther BDS nonsense >


24 posted on 12/28/2009 12:31:33 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Question authority!Who is the University of East Anglia to drive the 'Global Climate Change' agenda?)
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To: bigred08
First she said “the system worked”. Now, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano admits the system failed miserably, but repeatedly points out it was a system put in place while George W. Bush was President”

So the system put in place by Bush “worked”, only it didn't really work because it was put in place by Bush?
So when it “worked” that was all the Great 0bama’s wonderful work to protect this country, but then when it didn't work, it was the darned Bush that did it?
George Orwell would be most proud of this loser 0bama regime. Heck “1984” was 24 years too early.

25 posted on 12/28/2009 12:33:17 PM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: hoe_cake

There have been at least 2 terrorist plots in America (one successful at Ft. Hood, one foiled at bomb ignition over Detroit) since Obama became president.

26 posted on 12/28/2009 12:34:01 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Question authority!Who is the University of East Anglia to drive the 'Global Climate Change' agenda?)
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To: bigred08
... but repeatedly points out it was a system put in place while George W. Bush was President. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs made similar statements...

Which is why this occurred on February 1, 2009.

What? Oh, my mistake, of course it must have happened on May 1, 2009.

Are you kidding me? Are you trying to tell me that it took all the way until December 25, 2009 for a *malfunction in the system*, even though it was all set up by the previous administration? Wow, how did we EVER manage to not have it happen sooner?? [/loudsarcasm]

27 posted on 12/28/2009 12:34:20 PM PST by MozarkDawg
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To: SmokingJoe

I heard they didn’t even get in contact with the President for 3 hours.


28 posted on 12/28/2009 12:34:45 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Question authority!Who is the University of East Anglia to drive the 'Global Climate Change' agenda?)
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To: bigred08

Um, no. I call BS on blaming Bush.

Obama and his Administration wasted NO time in reversing certain Bush policies with which they disagreed. For example, now we must follow the Army Field Manual in interrogating enemy combatants.

The Obama Administration has had sufficient time to review existing Bush policies and amend them as necessary. This failure lies SQUARELY on Obama’s lap.


29 posted on 12/28/2009 12:34:53 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Integrity, Honesty, Character, & Loyalty still matter)
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To: PzLdr

PzLdr wrote:
Enough of this crap, Obozo. Man up! You’ve been the President for a year, aided by your handpicked team of imbeciles, of which Napolitano is a stirring example. If you didn’t like the security procedures, you should have changed them. Stop blaming your betters!~~~~obozo can’t man up he aint got no noonadds! WE miss you President Bush!


30 posted on 12/28/2009 12:35:04 PM PST by FreeperFlirt
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To: bigred08

When 9/11 happened, Bush was blamed even though it was a Clinton employee that blocked agencies from sharing info that may prevented it. A year into Obeyme’s admin and it’s still Bushes fault? I don’t think so.


31 posted on 12/28/2009 12:35:24 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: a fool in paradise

I read reports an Israeli company (ICTS) was responsible for security at the Amsterdam airport.

One has to wonder if the current administration is attempting to blame an Israeli company.

This was posted on their website:

Important Notice, 28 December 2009

Following the terrorist attack on DL/NW Flight 253 on 25 December 2009 , there have been incorrect reports linking ICTS Europe to the event.

We would like to make it clear that ICTS Europe Holdings B.V. is not connected in any way to the mentioned events. ICTS Europe does not provide any security services, nor any other services, whether directly or indirectly, at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and is not connected in any way to any of the companies that provide security services at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

Operating in many other airports across Europe and worldwide, ICTS Europe Holding B.V. continues to work tirelessly with our clients and the authorities to ensure that the new, enhanced security measures are implemented efficiently and with the utmost regard to customer service.

http://www.ictseurope.com/


32 posted on 12/28/2009 12:35:54 PM PST by bushpilot1
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To: bigred08

33 posted on 12/28/2009 12:36:06 PM PST by JustPiper (Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. ~ML King)
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To: Texas Jack
Sounds to me as if they are too stupid to figure out what is wrong and fix it.

I don't think they're that stupid. I think they don't want to fix it, but rather dismantle it. Remember how sad Clinton was that 9/11 didn't happen on his watch?

34 posted on 12/28/2009 12:36:19 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Ram "Health Care Reform" down our throats in '09, and we'll ram it up your @ss in '10.)
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To: MozarkDawg
Wow, how did we EVER manage to not have it happen sooner??

Because Christmas comes on Dec. 25th.

And although Al Qaeda is claiming that this bombing was in response to attacks on AQ in Yemen, they also claimed that the beheading of Nick Berg was in response to the Abu Ghraib photo release. For the record, they had already captured and held Mr. Berg hostage for a month before they seized on a public moment to murder him. His kidnapping was NOT in response to abuses at Abu Ghriab.

Al Qaeda lies. Same as it ever was.

35 posted on 12/28/2009 12:37:33 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Question authority!Who is the University of East Anglia to drive the 'Global Climate Change' agenda?)
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To: bigred08

Where there is smoke, there is fire. If the Obama Admin is saying this then it has to be policies that Obama loosened when he got into office that caused this.

We need to continue to find the “truth.”


36 posted on 12/28/2009 12:37:33 PM 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: bigred08

I will yell with glee what I have heard for eight years when pointing out to libtards that Clinton’s system is part of what led to 09/11.

IT HAPPENED ON HIS WATCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


37 posted on 12/28/2009 12:37:50 PM PST by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: bigred08

“Napolitano repeatedly tried to shift blame to Bush for the numerous failures of her department. She kept noting “the rules have been in place since 2006” or “for a number of years”.”

Has anyone pointed out to this moron that it has been HER agency and “rules” for 11 months now? If it was a such a flawed system, why didn’t the nutbar FIX IT???


38 posted on 12/28/2009 12:39:06 PM PST by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: bigred08

Set the Security Alert System to “Yellow” for these weenie liberals.


39 posted on 12/28/2009 12:39:46 PM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15)
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To: bigred08
F you stupid ignorant irresponsible children.

If they Terror Killers successfully hit us and you spew out that childish drivel then we will come for you political skins.

And this time not even the great 0bamasiah will keep you from the wrath of those carrying the pitchforks and torches.

This is YOUR responsibility to protect this Country and the Accountability will seamlessly come with that charge.

If they invoke GWB one more time regarding the War on Terror, then he should emerge from his silence and loudly state the message that if they are going to hold him Accountable then they should give him back the Authority to do the job they are unable or unwilling to do.

40 posted on 12/28/2009 12:40:49 PM PST by R0CK3T
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To: bigred08
Now, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano admits the system failed miserably, but repeatedly points out it was a system put in place while George W. Bush was President.

Ahem, if the system was so terrible (maybe it is, maybe it isn't) what has she been doing for the last year+ ??? Sorry obambi and crew, you've been spending our money and taking away our liberties for over a year now. You don't get to blame former President Bush any more. All the current failures of the Federal government are on you and yours. All the (many) coming failures are on you too.

41 posted on 12/28/2009 12:40:57 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (obama out now! I'll keep my money, my guns, and my freedom - you can keep the change.)
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To: bigred08

Items Obama administration blames Bush:

1) BCS mess
2) the cold snap in Copenhagen Dec 2009
3) Breakup of the Beatles
4) Michael Moore’s latest movie box office bomb
5) any business that makes a profit without SEUI input
6) Sarah Palin’s book selling more than Obama
7) Glenn Beck’s success on FOX
8) record firearm sales
9) too many Christmas decorations leftover in the White House from GW’s tenure
10) a US military that really does not respect Barrak Obama


42 posted on 12/28/2009 12:40:59 PM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: a fool in paradise

Yes, I miss him. I missed him beginning January 20, 2009 at noon.

The Thug in Chief isn’t fit to hold Bush’s jock.


43 posted on 12/28/2009 12:41:12 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Integrity, Honesty, Character, & Loyalty still matter)
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To: bigred08
They were for it, before they changed it and decided to be against it, which really meant they liked it, but somehow disagreed with it anyhow, although they supported it, until they knew what it really meant, at which point they weren't sure...........

Ask this administration their stance on any issue requiring them to take a position on **anything** and you get answers like that: War on terror/terrorism, nuclear Iran, abortion, health care, taxes....................

This administration is sort of like Pat from Snl. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRY_t6GEOB4 You just don't know where they stand, nor do they ever really tell you, even when they say “let me make this real clear,” we won't have tax paid for abortions as part of health care.

44 posted on 12/28/2009 12:41:22 PM PST by Red6
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To: bigred08

I was at a townhall and the lib elected official tried to blame the previous administration, he was booed big time. People are tired of the blame game.


45 posted on 12/28/2009 12:41:38 PM PST by Indy Pendance (Gone Galt)
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To: bigred08

First she said “the system worked”. Now, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano admits the system failed miserably, but repeatedly points out it was a system put in place while George W. Bush was President.

Sorry Janett, you have been in office 1 year now..................Time to own up. You do not know what you are doing! If you didn’t like the “system” you should have changed it by now. OMG you all ran on that hope and “change” stuff.


46 posted on 12/28/2009 12:41:47 PM PST by blueyon (It is worth taking a stand even if you are standing alone!)
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To: bigred08

First she said “the system worked”. Now, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano admits the system failed miserably, but repeatedly points out it was a system put in place while George W. Bush was President.

Sorry Janet, you have been in office 1 year now..................Time to own up. You do not know what you are doing! If you didn’t like the “system” you should have changed it by now. OMG you all ran on that hope and “change” stuff.


47 posted on 12/28/2009 12:42:14 PM PST by blueyon (It is worth taking a stand even if you are standing alone!)
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To: Carry_Okie

I blame “The American People” for ELECTING an obviously incompetent, anti-American moron to this country’s presidency.


48 posted on 12/28/2009 12:42:37 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: bigred08

I understand this “executive branch” and “Constitution” thing were put in place in 1789. Soetoro inherited a system that’s 220 years old. No wonder his administration is a mess.


49 posted on 12/28/2009 12:45:01 PM PST by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: a fool in paradise
There have been dozens of plots.

Most we stop, in-spite of government red tape, bureaucracy, political correctness, self imposed limits/restrictions, etc.

Our security apparatus does extraordinarily well given the constraints it works under.

50 posted on 12/28/2009 12:45:47 PM PST by Red6
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