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Obama Admin Debated Whether to Tell Public 'System Failed' in Christmas Terror Attack
Tuesday, December 29, 2009 | Kristinn

Posted on 12/29/2009 9:02:40 AM PST by kristinn

File this under: Yes, they really think we're that dumb.

The Obama administration spent Christmas weekend in an internal debate over whether to tell the American people the government failed to protect airline passengers in the wake of the terror attack on Northwest Airlines flight 253, according to the Wall Street Journal.

That explains the stupifying message by Obama spokespeople on Sunday that the 'system worked'.

The statement followed three days in which the White House had delegated public responses to subordinates. Officials debated over the weekend whether to state publicly that the security system had failed, according to a senior counterterrorism official.

The dilemma was on display Monday when Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano appeared to backpedal from televised comments over the weekend in which she declared that, once the attack happened, "the system worked." Ms. Napolitano conceded Monday that the system didn't work in allowing a terrorist onboard the plane. She said her earlier comments were taken out of context.

Also on Sunday, White House Press Secretary repeated the initial administration line on CBS News' Face the Nation:

I do think, though, that, in many ways, this system has worked. We just have to continue to keep refining it and stay ahead of what terrorists are trying to do.

Yes, Mr. and Mrs. America, they really think we're that dumb. Yet, it is the best and the brightest populating the Obama administration who are dumb enough to think that they could tell the American people "the system worked" and get away with it.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: bhochristmas; flight253; nationalsecurityfail; obama
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1 posted on 12/29/2009 9:02:41 AM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

This is perfectly in-line with their perpetual opposite day syndrome. Whatever they say...the opposite is the truth.

They are pathetic and they are liars.


2 posted on 12/29/2009 9:05:12 AM PST by surfer
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To: kristinn

The product of incompetence, deceit, lies, and weakness with little regard for the safety of American lives. Don’t these fools think the American public already figured out the SYSTEM FAILED????


3 posted on 12/29/2009 9:06:09 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: surfer

They’re simply stupid and thuggish. You grant them entirely too much intelligence by suggesting they are able to “lie”.


4 posted on 12/29/2009 9:06:19 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: kristinn

The system failed. That's one error. You did not acknowledge the system failed. You lied. That's two errors. You did not correct the failure. That's three errors. YOU are in error. YOU are imperfect, flawed..."

5 posted on 12/29/2009 9:07:04 AM PST by SlowBoat407 (Achtung. preparen zie fur die obamahopenchangen.)
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To: kristinn

The Obama administration cannot comprehend that the truth stands independently of their creation.

They really think they are gods.


6 posted on 12/29/2009 9:07:36 AM PST by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: kristinn
Debating the obvious... well, that certainly serves as evidence that we have nothing but pathetic, ignorant, political hacks at the helm. I sincerely “hope” that the idiots that voted for this POS suffer twice the financial indignities of those who refused to buy into the propoganda.
7 posted on 12/29/2009 9:07:59 AM PST by Common Sense 101
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Not only do they think we’re stupid, they don’t even care what we think about it. They take pleasure in shoving this stuff in our face. The message is you’re stupid, we do whatever we want and there’s nothing you can do about it. Just shut up peasant and and do what we tell you to do.


8 posted on 12/29/2009 9:09:37 AM PST by Alex Kida
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To: Common Sense 101

They confuse damage control with leadership.


9 posted on 12/29/2009 9:09:41 AM PST by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: kristinn

It is difficult to believe just what is taking place with this administration. Obama as Saddam Hussein and Holder, etc. as Baghdad Bob.


10 posted on 12/29/2009 9:09:41 AM PST by sarasota
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To: kristinn

The teleprompter must have taken a vacation.


11 posted on 12/29/2009 9:10:27 AM PST by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: kristinn

It took the whole weekend to come up with THAT line?!


12 posted on 12/29/2009 9:10:46 AM PST by reagandemocrat
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****The Obama administration spent Christmas weekend in an internal debate over whether to tell the American people the government failed to protect airline passengers in the wake of the terror attack on Northwest Airlines flight 253****

Quit treating the public like children! We are big boys, we can handle the truth. But can we ever believe anything the Obama admin says?


13 posted on 12/29/2009 9:11:19 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Are my guns loaded? Break in and find out.)
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To: kristinn
After talking it over the idiots realized we didn't’ have to be told what we already knew, except to make themselves look less like liars.
14 posted on 12/29/2009 9:11:24 AM PST by F.J. Mitchell (America is ailin'-the cure is Palin.)
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To: kristinn

ASFBOB (All Systems Fail Because of Bush)


15 posted on 12/29/2009 9:12:31 AM PST by woofie
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Wow...what contempt for us.


16 posted on 12/29/2009 9:12:44 AM PST by blam
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Yes, Mr. and Mrs. America, they really think we're that dumb.

You can't blame them for thinking this. They discovered they could say whatever they wanted without regards to scrutiny during the campaign so they figgered they can continue with the practice and get away with it. Just shows us they put politics and poll results above the truth and safety of the nation.

17 posted on 12/29/2009 9:13:28 AM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: kristinn

This administration has gotten to the point where absolutely nothing they say anymore is believable.

I now assume EVERYTHING is a lie and go from there.


18 posted on 12/29/2009 9:14:27 AM PST by jakota (®)
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To: surfer
Whatever they say...the opposite is the truth.

That should be the First Rule in dealing with all Marxists.

The Second is that whatever evil thing they accuse opponents of doing is exactly what they are doing themselves.

Try it. It will reveal the political world as it really is.

19 posted on 12/29/2009 9:14:49 AM PST by Bernard Marx (I don’t trust the reasoning of anyone who writes then when they mean than.)
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To: kristinn
No. What they actually discussed was how to blame Bush.
20 posted on 12/29/2009 9:15:16 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (usff.com)
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