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Krauthammer: Napolitano's Record 'Was the Underwear Didn't Explode'
CNSNews ^ | July 12, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington

Posted on 07/12/2013 5:48:46 PM PDT by jazusamo

(CNSNews.com) - Political commentator Charles Krauthammer said the record of outgoing Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was that "the underwear didn't explode."

When discussing the announcement of Napolitano’s resignation on Special Report with Bret Baier on Fox News on Friday, political analyst for Fox News Juan Williams offered a defense for her tenure:

“Can I just offer one contrary note, which is under her tenure we've had no attacks, we've been safe as Americans—

"Fort Hood," Bret Baier interrupted.

"We've had no attacks--I mean she has managed this, to me, very well,” Williams said. “They're now looking at people like Bill Bratton, the former Police Chief in New York, Ray Kelly the current police Chief in New York, people like that.”

“And the idea would try to be to downplay some of the tensions between FBI, Justice and Homeland Security,” he said. “But you have to say if you look back on her record, I think she did a pretty good job.”

“Her record was the underwear didn't explode,”

Krauthammer was referencing the attempted terrorist attack on Christmas Day 2009, where Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab failed to detonate his underwear bomb on Northwest flight 253, which was carrying nearly 300 people.

Abdulmutallab's father had warned the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria that he was concerned his son was planning a terrorist attack, but he was not put on a no-fly list.

In 2010, 13 Americans were killed and 40 were wounded when Major Nidal Hassan opened fire yelling “'Allahu Akbar,” or “God is great” in Arabic, at the military base Fort Hood. The government, however, still considers the shooting “workplace violence.”

Earlier this year, the U.S. suffered another terrorist attack with the Boston Marathon bombings, which killed three and injured at least 264.

Napolitano announced her resignation on Friday, after serving as DHS Secretary since 2009. She will leave the department in September to become the next president of the University of California.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; US: California; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abdulmutallab; bretbaier; california; charleskrauthammer; dhs; flight253; forthood; goodriddance; janetnapolitano; juanwilliams; napolitano; nidalhassan; waronterror
Good riddance for the U.S. citizens, too bad for the Univ. of Calif. and California residents.
1 posted on 07/12/2013 5:48:46 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

The system worked!


2 posted on 07/12/2013 5:49:42 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: jazusamo

no no no...

it’s “The underwear didn’t explode, so the SYSTEM WORKED!”


3 posted on 07/12/2013 5:50:14 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: jazusamo

We could e-mail Juan a video of the Boston Marathon attack ... but he’d probably delete it.


4 posted on 07/12/2013 5:54:33 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: TigersEye
Juan is definitely beyond help, he has a very short memory.
5 posted on 07/12/2013 5:59:21 PM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Napolitano’s underwear exploded about the time she reached puberty.


6 posted on 07/12/2013 6:00:31 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: jazusamo
She will leave the department in September to become the next president of the University of California.

Arrrghh!
Oh well, probably a good 'fit' for the place - but 'arrrgh!' anyways. I guess Fidel is busy, and neither Yassar Arafat or Hugo Chavez were available.

7 posted on 07/12/2013 6:00:50 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: elkfersupper

Yep, that’s a really revolting thought.


8 posted on 07/12/2013 6:03:33 PM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
Ft. Hood.

There was an attack on an Army recruiting office in Arkansas IIRC.

The Boston bombings.

Juan would argue with a straight face that none of those were terrorist attacks. He's a loser.

9 posted on 07/12/2013 6:04:32 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: elkfersupper

Please....no references to Napolitano and underwear.
I just ate.


10 posted on 07/12/2013 6:05:24 PM PDT by markoman (The man with the rubber glove was....surprisingly gentle.)
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To: jazusamo
Juan is definitely beyond help, he has a very short memory.

It must kill him that his son is a conservative.

11 posted on 07/12/2013 6:05:51 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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12 posted on 07/12/2013 6:07:20 PM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

We’re used to our leaders rising to the top like cream ... er ... scum on a pond.


13 posted on 07/12/2013 6:23:43 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

Add the propane tank didn’t blow in the car packed with explosives in NYC as well.


14 posted on 07/12/2013 6:34:53 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: TigersEye
We could e-mail Juan a video of the Boston Marathon attack.

Making sure to include, of course, the letters from both Russia and Saudi Arabia warning us that the older brother was planning a terror attack.

15 posted on 07/12/2013 6:39:33 PM PDT by KevinB (A country that would elect Barack Obama president twice is no longer worth fighting for.)
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To: jazusamo

Good riddance for the U.S. citizens, too bad for the Univ. of Calif. and California residents.


She did such a stellar job not enforcing the immigration laws already on the books she’ll do a fine job allowing illegals to enroll in the UC system for the same cost as taxpaying CA residents. Hell they might even get grants that never have to be repaid.


16 posted on 07/12/2013 6:42:43 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Hotlanta Mike
Yep, I've little doubt she'll push a program that illegals won't have to pay a thing for their education, taxpayers will pay as long as any remain.
17 posted on 07/12/2013 6:50:37 PM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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To: jazusamo; cripplecreek; Mr. K; TigersEye; elkfersupper; El Cid; markoman; TangoLimaSierra; ...

Charles’ comment is at the end of the video

DHS Secretary Napolitano Resigns - Special Report All Star Panel Weighs In
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwktLC1-PnQ


18 posted on 07/12/2013 6:55:46 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: TigersEye
Some of the issue here continues to be the vague lines between agencies that are supposed to protect us from terrorist acts. Domestic terrorism stills falls under the responsibility of the FBI, and their knowledge of both the Boston Bombers and the Ft. Hood shooter doesn't say much about their ability to stop those attacks. The underwear bomber is a DHS responsibility and possibly State, as well. When the Dad reported his son, the son's visa should have been voided and he shouldn't have been allowed on the airplane.

Where DHS is really failing in their mission is allowing massive numbers of illegals live freely in the United States. A large portion of the drug trafficking in this country has been taken over by Mexican gangs. Those gangs have also conducted campaigns to scare blacks out of neighborhoods in LA. Farming communities that had employed illegal labor for decades are now paying a price as Mexican gangs have moved into those areas bringing their associated crime. All Americans are less safe because Napolitano and her boss want to protect illegals.

19 posted on 07/12/2013 7:04:01 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Whenifhow

Thanks for that link...Juan Williams is such a journ-o-list..


20 posted on 07/12/2013 7:07:09 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: jazusamo

Juan’s claim that we had not been attacked under that bull dyke’s tenure is proof positive you cannot have an honest debate with a liberal and liberals in general are a detriment to our society.

If it were not for his minority status he would have a hard time keeping a paper route.

No attacks? Ft Hood, Underwear bomber, Times square, Boston! Only the mentally ill can have such a disconnect with reality.

Too bad their love of baby killing is not reducing their numbers as fast as their sluts can squirt out more liberals.


21 posted on 07/12/2013 7:22:03 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks jazusamo.
...political analyst for Fox News Juan Williams offered a defense for her tenure: "Can I just offer one contrary note, which is under her tenure we've had no attacks, we've been safe as Americans --" "Fort Hood," Bret Baier interrupted. "We've had no attacks -- I mean she has managed this, to me, very well," Williams said... "Her record was the underwear didn't explode," Krauthammer was referencing the attempted terrorist attack on Christmas Day 2009, where Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab failed to detonate his underwear bomb on Northwest flight 253, which was carrying nearly 300 people.
Was that the flight where Juan looked over at and saw someone who alarmed him as a potential jihadist?


22 posted on 07/12/2013 9:18:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Whenifhow
I simply cannot listen to Juan Williams. He is incapable of saying anything correct.

To be bipartisan, I think Jonah Goldberg should lose a lot of weight. The fat aging preppy Republican look is an image we don't want.

Krauthammer is usually very good.

23 posted on 07/12/2013 10:01:57 PM PDT by TChad (YOU TOO can go to MEDICAL SCHOOL and become a PERK OF THE SOCIALIST STATE and empower DEMOCRATS!)
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To: TChad

“I simply cannot listen to Juan Williams. He is incapable of saying anything correct.

To be bipartisan, I think Jonah Goldberg should lose a lot of weight. The fat aging preppy Republican look is an image we don’t want.”

Hahahahaa.


24 posted on 07/13/2013 12:27:05 AM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: jazusamo
Juan is definitely beyond help, he has a very short memory.

Don't need a memory when all your opinions are situationally based in order to make it clear you are a plantation-pet democrat. He must be related to the judge in MS that stepped on the Constitution - firmly on the plantation and relegated to pet status by being willing to do the "masters'" bidding on demand.

25 posted on 07/13/2013 3:18:13 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: jazusamo

Being a Democrat means never having to say ‘ I have the education and the relevant experience to do this job’. What an extravaganza of incompetents this Admin has assembled to run this once great country.


26 posted on 07/19/2013 10:07:04 AM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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