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Did Obama Respond Too Late to Terror Plot? Critics Assail President
ABCNews ^ | Dec. 29, 2009 | HUMA KHAN

Posted on 12/29/2009 12:23:28 PM PST by South40

The Obama administration has come under fire from critics who said the president waited too long to address the nation publicly about the Christmas Day terror plot, and that his administration has not been tough enough on terrorism.

The mostly partisan attacks came after Friday's attempt by a Nigerian national to blow up Northwest Flight 253 as it approached Detroit. Terror plots in the past have tended to unite the two parties, but recent attacks have departed from that norm.

President Obama has ordered a sweeping review of how the suspect managed to board the flight from Amsterdam, but that has done little to appease his critics.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: muslimpresident; obozohussein; obozotheclown; votespresent; wussybama

1 posted on 12/29/2009 12:23:28 PM PST by South40
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To: South40
"Don't Get All Wee-Wee'd Up! -- Mack-Daddy Will Be Back In A Couple Of Weeks!"


2 posted on 12/29/2009 12:29:27 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: South40

Obama waits for threee days at the very least to make statements that should be made o the same day.

Very, very slow to respond to crises.


3 posted on 12/29/2009 12:29:48 PM PST by texmexis best
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To: South40
Terror plots in the past have tended to unite the two parties

Oh, really ?

4 posted on 12/29/2009 12:31:37 PM PST by Nonstatist
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To: South40
Obama is Irrelevant.
5 posted on 12/29/2009 12:33:31 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: South40

For Obama national security is a matter of pretty speeches. Those take time to write.

This is not Obama: http://nimg.sulekha.com/Others/original700/george-w-bush-bob-beckwith-2009-9-11-1-13-23.jpg


6 posted on 12/29/2009 12:37:00 PM PST by Red6
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To: texmexis best

Not like when Bush responded to the shoebomber Richard Reid!


7 posted on 12/29/2009 12:37:25 PM PST by worst-case scenario (Striving to reach the light)
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To: South40
HUMA KHAN

Huma? Hillary's er, assistant?

8 posted on 12/29/2009 12:38:39 PM PST by cardinal4 (Dont Tread on Me)
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To: South40

It wouldn’t matter so much if he hadn’t put such a pathetic gang of radicals and incompetents in charge while he went on vacation.

But it’s obvious that he doesn’t give a damn about Americans being in danger or getting killed. And the press doesn’t give a damn, either.


9 posted on 12/29/2009 12:40:41 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: worst-case scenario

I think President Bush waited like 9 days before he responded to the shoe bomber...


10 posted on 12/29/2009 12:42:00 PM PST by JoanneSD
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To: South40
It's not only the delay in his response....it is was the weak ass response itself!

God help us from these fools...

11 posted on 12/29/2009 12:42:13 PM PST by NMEwithin
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To: TexasCajun
So,

Where I work we had a “leadership/communication” seminar. One of the ladies (Black) of course mentioned Obama as being such a great leader. When asked by the instructor what he did or why, she couldn't answer. After asking twice, the instructor bailed her out by saying “He's charismatic,” and of course she jumped on that.

It's a sad statement, but that's literally how shallow and ignorant the electorate has become. His belly and the Obama girl.........

12 posted on 12/29/2009 12:43:15 PM PST by Red6
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To: South40

Obama’s response to high gas prices and threats of gas shortages, was to simply suggest that we check the air pressure in our tires.

Did anyone really expect more from this lightweight?

Well, at least he has demonstrated “change”. When it’s time to act, he is no longer just “present”........ he’s gone! LMAO at the coward.


13 posted on 12/29/2009 12:46:00 PM PST by Gator113 (Obama is America's First Failed Black Pres-dent.....)
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To: South40

And Bush continued to read to the kids for SIX WHOLE MINUTES before they got him on his way to the command post in AF1.


14 posted on 12/29/2009 12:48:03 PM PST by DBrow
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To: South40

Ah but The One is infallible. He can do no wrong.


15 posted on 12/29/2009 12:49:34 PM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: South40

He Responded ? when ? where ?


16 posted on 12/29/2009 12:49:58 PM PST by ATOMIC_PUNK (Screaming in Agony they ran to the Government But then Realized from whence the Agony came !)
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To: South40

They’re asking the question. They know the answer.

They’ll spin the tale but we know a fairy tale when we hear one.


17 posted on 12/29/2009 12:50:06 PM PST by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: South40

It took him three days to get Wee Wee’d up enough to speak.

Perhaps he acted stupidly.


18 posted on 12/29/2009 12:52:28 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Red6
For Obama national security is a matter of pretty speeches. Those take time to write.

4 days to speak on Little Rock
3 days to speak on Ft. Hood
3 days to speak on NWA 253

He doesn't know how to handle unplanned contingencies and refuses to learn from his past mistakes.

19 posted on 12/29/2009 12:53:09 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (FreepMail me if you want on the Bourbon ping list!)
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To: texmexis best

He WILL NOT be criticized by the State-run media. That is the key. Unless or until the State-run media criticize this guy, he can do anything and do no wrong.


20 posted on 12/29/2009 12:54:59 PM PST by Mr. Wright
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To: South40

Didn’t Bush catch hell for waiting 7 minutes at that school when informed of the 911 attacks?


21 posted on 12/29/2009 12:56:53 PM PST by lesko
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To: texmexis best

OBOZO is a Freakin CLOWN!! Couldn’t make decisions in the State House, Was Absent 95% of the time from the U.S. Senate, spent Months Campaigning for a Radical Muslim KENYAN in KENYA which is Highly Illegal for a U, S, Senator, Fraudulently passed off a Ghostwritten Book as his Own, Hides his Birth Certificate, all of His Medical Records, Academic and Professional records, Forfeited his Law License, Lied Repeatedly and Consistently to the American Public and still the American Public Elected this Phantom Ghost and Snakeoil Salesman who Makes MADOFF look like an Amateur!! OUTRAGEOUS!! and the Chinese Premier Destroyed His “FACE” in Copenhagen!! GROSS AND DISGUSTING!!


22 posted on 12/29/2009 12:58:38 PM PST by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Great President George W. Bush!!)
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To: South40
Terror plots in the past have tended to unite the two parties

So, that would mean....

The real question that needs to be asked is:

"What did we do to make Farouk Rubbadubdub Mullahinatub hate us so much?"

< /sarcasm >

23 posted on 12/29/2009 1:02:36 PM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best.)
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To: Mr. Wright

The media people are finally seeing the cracks. I switch around in the AM to HLN, CNN, Fox, ABC, etc. and they were all saying this morning how he took so long to respond. The light is beginning to shine and it will continue. There are some journalists out there who do want to be taken seriously.


24 posted on 12/29/2009 1:05:40 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: South40
President Obama has ordered a sweeping review of how the suspect managed to board the flight from Amsterdam, but that has done little to appease his critics

I can summarize the sweeping review right now....
1) The muzzlim showed up to board a one-way flight to the U.S., no passport in hand, no luggage, and paid for the ticket in cash, after being vouched for by a well dressed male companion.
2) In spite of expensive scanning equipment & pat-downs (sorry, I guess only white people are patted down, especially white haired old ladies in wheel chairs or infants or toddlers in car seats), the muzzlim perp boards the plane with his explosives & detonators undetected.
3) Since he was a young male, black muslim, no airport official or flight official would have dared to challenge or search him.
4) He tries to detonate the bomb and is captured & held by the passengers, and your security procedures are a farce & a joke. They only apply to law abiding citizens who are anxious to catch their flight and upset with the interminable delays and suspicions being directed at them, rather than muzzies who are boarding planes at will.

There 0bozo you dumb ass kenyan phony bastard, that's how the suspect got on the plane. Now can I have a million buck of Porkulus money since I solved the riddle for you?

25 posted on 12/29/2009 1:06:38 PM PST by rcrngroup
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To: True Republican Patriot

Great rant......I’m saving it!!! Hit the nail on the head!!!


26 posted on 12/29/2009 1:08:00 PM PST by rcrngroup
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To: South40
The mostly partisan attacks came after Friday's attempt by a Nigerian national to blow up...

stopped reading right there ...

27 posted on 12/29/2009 1:08:47 PM PST by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

But he instantly commented on Professor Gates arrest by a Lexington police officer doing his job.


28 posted on 12/29/2009 1:10:07 PM PST by rcrngroup
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
A good speech requires choosing the right words, reading and re reading, editing, and rehearsals/preparation. They shape public opinion after all, not his actions.

I once served in a military unit that had as it's motto: “Deeds, not words.”

Do you expect the nations chief executive to lead by example of from the front; to define his legacy by his actions rather his hollow, meaningless words?

What did Obama say about abortion and the new health care? In the end, Obama puts together really nice speeches that appeal to a broad base by telling everyone what they want to hear. To bad it's all a charade. But it "feels" really good.

29 posted on 12/29/2009 1:11:08 PM PST by Red6
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To: True Republican Patriot

But yet if he wanted to make a socialist agenda statement on ObamaCare or Cap and Tax, he’d be all over TV in 3...2...1, speak, TOTUS, speak!


30 posted on 12/29/2009 1:14:26 PM PST by GnuHere
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To: South40
President Obama has ordered a sweeping review of how the suspect managed to board the flight from Amsterdam, but that has done little to appease his critics.

To him, it's not like it's a crisis or anything. After all, people didn't get blown up or killed, did they? Call him when it's a crisis; meanwhile, he's got a vacation to attend to.
31 posted on 12/29/2009 1:14:32 PM PST by adorno
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To: rcrngroup

Because that po-lees man be part of “da man.”


32 posted on 12/29/2009 1:16:51 PM PST by Red6
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To: South40

Obama took a while to respond because he first had to make sure this wasn’t one of his relatives or close friends.


33 posted on 12/29/2009 1:20:23 PM PST by Red6
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To: GnuHere

ABSOLUTELY!!! Yet nere OBOZO is Hiding!! just like LURCH KERRY HID when the Swiftboaters and Naval Heros Told the TRUTH about the HANOI WAR HERO’S Traitorous Acts during Lurch’s Three Months allegely in “NAM!”


34 posted on 12/29/2009 1:28:24 PM PST by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Great President George W. Bush!!)
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To: GnuHere

Yep! OBOZO is a Good Bull sh*tter!, but when something important comes along that needs Strength, Leadership and Decisive Action, OBOZO is a MONDAY AFTERNOON QUARTERBACK at a B Ranked Girls College!


35 posted on 12/29/2009 1:33:47 PM PST by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Great President George W. Bush!!)
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To: True Republican Patriot
OBOZO is a Freakin CLOWN!! Couldn’t make decisions in the State House, Was Absent 95% of the time from the U.S. Senate, spent Months Campaigning for a Radical Muslim KENYAN in KENYA which is Highly Illegal for a U, S, Senator, Fraudulently passed off a Ghostwritten Book as his Own, Hides his Birth Certificate, all of His Medical Records, Academic and Professional records, Forfeited his Law License, Lied Repeatedly and Consistently to the American Public and still the American Public Elected this Phantom Ghost and Snakeoil Salesman who Makes MADOFF look like an Amateur!! OUTRAGEOUS!! and the Chinese Premier Destroyed His “FACE” in Copenhagen!! GROSS AND DISGUSTING!!

You're one of those right extremist types, ain't ya?
36 posted on 12/29/2009 2:15:00 PM PST by Canedawg (FUBO)
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To: texmexis best
If George Bush waited one day the libs had him hung from a Texas cottonwood tree. But this is great for Obama - he needs his vacation & ride home on jazzy Air Force One. And don't use the word terrorist that word to harsh for a Muslim.
37 posted on 12/29/2009 3:08:14 PM PST by mendedheart
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To: JoanneSD

Bush waited nine days before responding? Can anybody else verify that? That would make Obama more responsive than Bush. Huh?


38 posted on 12/29/2009 3:34:00 PM PST by worst-case scenario (Striving to reach the light)
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To: JoanneSD

Bush waited nine days before responding? Can anybody else verify that? That would make Obama more responsive than Bush. Huh?


39 posted on 12/29/2009 3:34:10 PM PST by worst-case scenario (Striving to reach the light)
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To: South40

My God, I’m watching ABC and hearing Obama tell us that the CIA and State dept. FAILED. a “systemic Failure”.

ATTN: BARACK

THIS IS YOUR GOVERNMENT. You hired HIllary, You hired Janet.

Unbelievable.


40 posted on 12/29/2009 3:36:18 PM PST by njmaugbill
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To: ilovesarah2012

Since I will not watch the MSN, I appreciate the update.
I do, however, find it almost unbelievable that the State-run media would question Hussein Obama in any way. If indeed it is happening, and I do not doubt you, then it is truly incredible. I cannot for a minute imagine the likes of CNN or ABC questioning this scam artist for a minute.


41 posted on 12/29/2009 4:56:26 PM PST by Mr. Wright
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