Secretary of Homeland Defense Janet Napolitano continues to be under fire for her asinine comment over last weekend regarding the terrorist on the flight from Amsterdam to Detroit who came close to blowing up an airliner on approach to Detroit.
Her comment was that “the system worked.” The last time I heard such a moronic statement about a government system “working” was when Greenpeace climbed Mount Rushmore and flung a banner across the faces of the presidents and the politically correct head of monument security said “the system worked.”
It’s true that the Obama Administration doesn’t bear sole blame for this embarrassing and potentially deadly failure in national security. After all, they are only in their first year in charge of defense, and they’re working mostly with what was already in place under the Bush Administration. This failure is not the Obama Administration’s alone, nor is it even mostly their fault.
But there are disturbing developments in the executive branch under President Barack Obama, and the Obama Administration must accept accountability for those. What do I mean?
Napolitano, of course says she was “taken out of context.” I can certainly appreciate the fact that people are often taken out of context; liberals do this to conservatives all the time.
I could even sympathize with the possibility that she might have misspoken. All of us at one time or another get our words mixed up and say something that in retrospect we ourselves would admit make no sense. But this isn’t really what she did, and it isn’t really what she admitted she did.
Ironically, the opposite is true in Napolitano’s case: her comments were must definitely taken in context–in context with this incident, and in context with the previous actions of herself and President Barack Obama.
Those actions and statements include referring to terrorism as “man-caused disasters” (liberals love euphemistic nonsense that dilutes and obscures both the impact of an evil act, and the moral culpability of those who commit it), calling pro-lifers “terrorists,” revising the terrorist alert system from several colors to one (the white flag), thinking of terrorists as “misunderstood persons” or “neighbors with a beef,” and thinking of the War on Terrorism as an “Overseas Contingency Operation” or as I prefer, “That Unpleasant Afterthought.”
Debbie Dingell of the Democrat National Committee was on hand in the video to defend Napolitano and made this statement:
“Terrorists tried to divide us. Republicans are letting them divide us. It’s not appropriate and it’s not fair.”
No, terrorists try to kill us…and unfortunately that seems to be a stark truth which is beyond the grasp of most liberals.
Liberals seem to remain committed to the naive nonsense that if you just try to “understand” terrorists and be nice to them, they’ll be nice to us. President Obama made it clear before the election this was his strategy for “defending” America, and his Apology Tour and the Bowing Barack since being elected has continued to re-enforce that perception.
Dingell said fighting terrorism isn’t a Democrat/Republican issue. While I wholeheartedly agree with this statement in its most forthright sense, unfortunately actions speak louder than words.
Republicans have always and remain committed to fighting evil and defending our country from attack. Democrats in Washington, however, seem to remain as committed as ever to concentrating on undermining our Constitution with a socialist domestic agenda while desperately trying not to get distracted by all these “icky people shouting overseas.”
That mindset and that approach do not constitute “defending the country.” It’s going to get more Americans killed if Democrats in Washington don’t pull their heads out of whatever dark spot they’ve shoved them and start dealing decisively with evil.
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