January 6, 2010

Did Obama Politicize the Terror Database?

Posted: 12:23 AM ET
President Obama has faced criticism for how he responded to the attempted terrorist attack.In his usual heroic fashion, Obama tossed that hot Christmas Bomber potato to Janet Napolitano, and when she dropped the potato, it got cannoned over to the CIA with a quick fake to Dick Cheney, who didn't even bother to answer. Obama kept his head buried deep in the sand at Oahu for almost four days while all this was going on. But this was Obama's personal hot potato, and I believe he may personally be at fault for placing almost three hundred passengers in deadly peril on NW Flight 253 on Christmas Day.

How? By putting a politically correct twist on the existing terrorist database.

If you think about this as a Google search, pinpointing Omar the Bomber before he got on the plane wasn't hard. Google could have done it in a flash as soon as Omar tried to board a plane in Africa. All they had to do was Google "Christmas flights to U.S., departing Muslim-majority country, cash paid, one-way, no check-in luggage." Then they could have spotted him in Amsterdam before boarding there. Even after he was on NW 253, a simple search of the terrorist database would have brought up this wannabe mass killer.

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A. Smith, Oregon   January 6th, 2010 2:36 pm ET

Security analysts are now openly questioning if the CIA deliberately aided or refused to pass on the information they knew about the Nigerian Muslim bomber to the TSA authority's who would have immediately blocked the bomber from boarding his Detroit bound flight.

Are some of the CIA members acting out of loyalty to former vice-president Dick Cheney? Dick Cheney has repeatedly criticized President Obama's roll back on both wars and shutting down all of the CIA secret prisons around the world including that at Gitmo.

Is the ability of the Nigerian Muslim bomber to get onto his International Flight the result of a power vacuum within the CIA agency between those still loyal to Dick Cheney and want President Obama to fail?

It is one thing for Rush Limbaugh to wish and hope for President Obama to fail, but yet another for the CIA agency to wish and act in such a similar manner.

Joe G. (Illinois)   January 6th, 2010 3:10 pm ET

A year into office and still terror attacks?! So much for Obama being the best pal of all nations. What a quack that was. What’s gonna take for Obama to show is bluff and stop raising the ante? And those free printing presses ain’t helping either…

Ted   January 7th, 2010 1:04 pm ET

The problem is that President Obama is still running the war schedule of President Bush.
We are still in Iraq, we increased our presence in Afghanistan, we bomb Pakistan, lately we bombed Yemen and Guantanamo is still there. Those terrorist attacks will not stop until he does what he promised.
He is an honest and decent person, however he cannot stand up to the establishment that wants war and more war, the cards are stacked against him.

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