Skip to comments.Obama Ends Trip Early to Address Security Concerns
Posted on 01/03/2010 5:36:17 PM PST by kristinn
President Obama returns to the White House Sunday night amid new questions about the effectiveness of our fight against terrorism.
The failed terror attempt on a flight to Detroit raised new concerns about the response to the threat. When the President leaves the island paradise of Hawaii, he'll come back to questions about who is to blame for the terrorist near miss on an airliner in Detriot and even more questions about what's being done now to keep the nation safe.
The Christmas Day terror attempt is bringing flashbacks to post 9/11 frustration: warning signs existed, but weren't pieced together.
According to Politico, starting at midnight there will be a new normal for international passengers traveling into the US. All passengers will received tightened random screening and 100 percent of passengers from 14 terrorism-prone countries will be patted down and have their carry-on items searched.
President Obama is cutting his vacation short and will return to Washington Monday, a day earlier than planned. First on his list will be addressing the series of new questions about national security.
According to this AP article, "Obama was scheduled to leave Oahu on Sunday night aboard Air Force One" after spending "every moment of every day thinking about the nation's security.
Not really, that's just talk for the rubes who listened to his Saturday radio address.
Actually, according to the AP, "Obama's holiday vacation in Hawaii was filled with golfing, a luau with friends, and family excursions across the warm island of Oahu."
Wow, he’s coming back a whole day early. /s
Probably see him in a sling tomorrow from all the back patting he’s doing to himself right now...
Early?!! what by three hours?, 30 minutes?
He played golf today and took a party of 19 out for ice cream. Obviously, he is sooooo concerned about what happened.... 10 days ago.
His handlers must have cautioned him to give something to the little people
Early? The underwear bomber attempted his attack about TEN DAYS AGO!!!
What's next from our Wizard? Will we all have to walk through a maize or follow the Yellow Brick Road to get on a plane? ;-)
Who the hell is he going to apoligise to this time? It was just an errant man-made disaster that failed to happen. The overseas contingency operation is going just as planned.
The fact that they have to tell people that he has spent “every moment of every day thinking about the nations security” says it all. They know people think he’s a weakass who cares more about golf and eating shaved ice.
"There are two things that security concerns make Barack Obama want to do: eat shave ice or kiss terrorist butt...
...and he's all out of shave ice!"
a day. a whole day. wow. I already feel safer.
Is he bringing the family back or are we paying for 2 trips home?
And another thing.... A securtity concern.... 300 people almost blown to bits and he is concerned.... Yeah right only about him ALWAYS about him..
Bet he finds a golf course in less than on on week
President Obama is cutting his vacation short and will return to Washington Monday, a day earlier than planned. First on his list will be addressing the series of new questions about national security....
Oh, I’m so easily convinced and they try so hard to convince me.
Well, I want to see many scalps on the wall before I believe them.
Early? Early would’ve been Christmas evening, Jan 3rd is not early.
Coming home on Christmas Day would have been early.
That headline is so damned laughable, it’s silly? This clown finally woke up?????????? Time to sing “bring in the clowns”....
The poor, overworked baby.
please tell me this is a joke.
I thought the media would or could not go any further down with their bias and crap reporting but this????????????
Has to be a joke, has to be.
We need to contact the media on mass and demand now that they are going , sorry gone too far with their crap reporting
Too bad he doesn’t have to fly commercial and go through security.
Can you imagine Michelle enduring a patdown?
Furthermore, Obama and Brennan had eight weeks notice in advance.
I suppose now the networks are off re-runs and back to original programming he will decide to give another prime time address to the nation /s
“The White House, David? Washington, Rahm? Dammit, it’s COLD there! Can’t they just e-mail us the info and we’ll issue a release?”
the man cares nothing about security, his actions has shown he is a muslim and has more care and love for Islam than this country.
no church, no Christmas presents swapped in the family, no nativity scene nearly not shown in the white house.
no nothing what a Christian would do.
He can’t even call it islamic terrorism for crying out loud
What. Is there another Tea Party planned?
Don’t his kids go back to school tomorrow? Or weren’t they planning on returning together?
Regardless, what a *sacrifice* to come back a whole day early. Who cares??
Returning Monday is early? Shouldn’t he be returning Sunday so he can show up for work early Monday morning?
B.S. on the early end. What? He’s leaving a few hours earlier so he sleeps on the plane instead of on the island. Nice try media.
“...I want to see many scalps on the wall...”
One with kinky hair from a certain islamofacist would make my day.
Poor Obama, life is so rough for him.....
(Ok, jokes over; give us back a real President)
The country can rest easy again.
It would take an hour.
Why the rush? The system worked don’t ya know?
What a difference an hour makes. /sarc
Sinatra would probably hate the tag but with some imagination it could apply.
Exactly how many hours early did he leave....10,12.....SPIN!
I demand satisfaction! /jk
Bunch of stinkin' phonies.
Must not have been having much luck finding those terrorist planners out on the golf course.
Guess he’s making up for the 3 hour delay in telling him about the attack.
Oh, btw, we need to stop pushing the MSM line of a “failed” attack. It was not “failed”; while they didn’t kill everyone on board, they did manage to terrorize the flying public - exactly their intent.
I do not know if joke but Politico44
to me sounds like he was winding down vacation.
thanks cold one
He has to get back to the White House to get some rest.
“...Time to sing bring in the clowns....”
No, that time was 12:01 pm January 20, 2009. Up until that point, the adults were in charge.
We just so happen were in the last row of the plane, 44, and the Muslim gal was 3 seats ahead of us, the Sikh guy was 2 seats ahead of us on the other side. I'm wondering, did they both get a crotch search? A total cavity search? I knew they hadn't, so it was tension city all the way to Seattle. Did anyone talk with them, interview them, like the Israelis do? I'm sweating bullets when she went to the bathroom. I know Sikhs don't like Muslims, but thought it was maybe a cover. Their proximity bothered me. I'm 65 but was ready to pounce if need be. I honest to God almost didn't get on the plane.
It's time you had our whole TSA start taking "read" lessons from the Israelis, and interview and do thorough searches if necessary, and yes, now crotch searches if indicated.
Anyway, we made it, but unless things change, it's just a matter of time until 300 men, women and children get killed. There were a lot of kids on the plane. . .
Here, let me do it for you WH...George Bush!