While it's true that everyone needs a vacation, even President Obama, after the near disaster of Christmas in which a young terrorist nearly took down a plane near Detroit, our President should've cut short his vacation in Hawaii. President Obama rightly stated yesterday in his second briefing in 2 days that the system failed in not targeting Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab as a potential terrorist. He's now set Thursday as a deadline for answers to how the system failed, but waiting nearly 3 days to respond to the near disaster and not leaving the family on vacation, and perhaps returning later is the real failure. Having talking heads making preposterous statements such as Janet Napolitano just isn't a good look Mr. President.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Nadja Green is a corrections officer at Rikers Island, and unfortunately for her she was photographed while sleeping on the job. The picture was sent to the New York Post for the world to see. Green has been disciplined for her inaction, but the picture has to cause major alarm when in the picture an inmate is clearly standing over Green. Green apparently has worked 90 hours of overtime this month, but she may need to cut back on her hours for her own safety.
Monday, December 28, 2009
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab's father went to the United States Embassy last month regarding the "radicalization" of his son. The concern went on deaf ears and Umar's name was placed in a database. This past Friday, Umar attempted to blow up a passenger plane in Detroit that simply would have been disastrous for the passengers on the plane and our country. The attempt to blow up the plane is rightfully considered a terrorist attack, and has immediately called into question security measures at our airports.
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is only 23 and a native of Nigeria, who hails from a prominent family. What would make a young man essentially end his life in an attempt to blow up a plane?