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The System Did Not and Does Not Work…..Once Again this Administration Fails the American People

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Not on Watch List
On December 25, 2009, Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab was allowed to board a plane bound for the United States of America. In his pocket a United States Visa. Secreted on his body, just below his waist, a bag containing explosives.
It is being reported that even though Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab was not on a terrorist watch list, his name had been added this past November to a U.S. database of people suspected of having terrorist ties.

No Credible Information
According to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, there had been no specific, credible, or derogatory information about Mutallab, which would have moved him to a “Selectee” or “No Fly” list.

Really.

No specific, credible or derogatory information about Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab?

In May 2009, Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab was denied a student Visa and placed on a United Kingdom watch list. Derogatory?

In November 2009, Mutallab’s own father, Alhaji Umar Mutallab reported to the United States Embassy in Nigeria that he feared his son’s religious views were becoming “extremist.” Specific? Credible?

Yet despite the failures of our own security measures to recognize and identify Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab as a possible threat, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has the audacity to try and dupe the American people and the world into believing that the “system worked.”

The system did not work!

The United Kingdom’s system worked. They identified Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab as a threat. They denied Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab entry into their country.

Ours did not work!

It is broke. It is flawed. It is governed by political correctness.

It is being run by idiots with little and no experience. The same idiots who only a few months ago warned of “local” rightwing extremists. The same idiots who added those with anti abortion and immigration views and returning war veterans to “local watch lists.”

Current Rules
When acknowledging that Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab was not on a terrorist watch list, Security Secretary Janet Napolitano commented that, “…we did not have the kind of information that under the current rules would elevate him.”

Current rules?

Just what are the current rules when US citizens and certain groups get placed on “watch lists” but foreign individuals, already identified by other governments as possible terrorists, do not?

Stepping Back
When asked by David Gregory on Meet the Press this past Sunday, about whether terrorists and al-Qaeda still pose a threat to the United States, Janet Napolitano responded, “Well, I think, stepping back from this case what we see is that al-Qaeda remains a source of threat ….”

Stepping back from this case? How do you step back from this case? The Homeland Security Secretary does not have the luxury of “stepping back” from this or any case.

We are at War
Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab should not have been issued a US Visa; at the very least it should have been revoked. Mutallab should never have been allowed to enter the United States.

We are at war and yet we still fail to recognize who our enemy is. We continue to bow down to pressure and accusations of profiling from the Muslim world. We need not apologize to any foreign government or religious group. We need to protect our citizens and our country from attack. We need tighter immigration laws and to better screen those entering our borders. Our illegal immigration problem is bad enough, but when we start issuing Visa’s to terrorists, I think it’s time to reassess our policies.

Attack Thwarted by the People
This attack was thwarted by the “people.” Not by the government. Not by the authorities. And not by those we look to and expect to protect us.

This administration continues to fail the American people. It continues to govern by political correctness rather than common sense. It continues to focus on all the wrong issues. This president is more concerned with Oprah and Leno and pushing his own agenda than he is with bin Laden, al-Qaeda, Ahmadinejad, Kim Jong-il and our own security.

Once again the American people show that even though they expect so much, they will accept so little.

God Bless the United States of America!
God Help Us.

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