An al-Qaida affiliate in Yemen apparently ordered the Christmas Day plot against a U.S. airliner, training and arming the 23-year-old Nigerian man accused in the failed bombing, President Barack Obama said Saturday.
"This is not the first time this group has targeted us," Obama said, reporting on some of the findings of an administration review into how intelligence agencies failed to prevent Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab from boarding Detroit-bound Northwest Flight 253.
I don't know about you all, but I am so glad that President Obama is on the job in Hawaii. He is spending lots of time on the golf course thinking about who could have done such a dastardly thing last week, has now finally put it all together, and is willing to share it with us.
In the second paragraph of the referenced article, you will note his willingness to take the time to teach us about the history of this group of mean people. I am glad that we can now know and understand more about them, that they have tried this kind of thing before.
What a wise and insightful teacher this man is. What a leader.
Alright, enough sarcasm for a minute.
People should be very alarmed at the weakness that is now on display in Washington DC. The other thing to consider is, with that weakness comes a glut of incompetence and condescension as well.
While treating us like idiots, by insinuating that the masses cannot remember Al-Qaeda doing these kinds of things before, they are treating us like children. It's like when you are 40 years old and you have retired parents (with nothing to do but criticize) trying to tell you how to raise your kids and run your life. Between golf games at the country club and lodge meetings at the Elks, they never miss an opportunity to tell you something you already know.
Never mind that you have made a success of yourself, all by yourself. You are still an idiot child, in their eyes.
In other words, this administration isn't much different. The rest of us, including HuffPo had this one figured out on December 28. But they they had a hot tip to get it right, Al-Qaeda (themselves) claimed responsibility and made it easier for them to go out on a limb. (I guess Obama didn't want to rush to judgment and wanted to give them every benefit of the doubt.)
In another world and time, the leadership wasn't in it over their heads. They made mistakes, but they still had a grasp of things and didn't act like the American people were irresponsible children, not fully capable of understanding the bigger picture. They may have stayed quiet, but it wasn't because they failed to grasp the gravity of the situation.
This leadership hasn't got a clue, what to do, or when to do it when they do know.