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  • ilap2004 ilap2004 Dec 27, 2009 8:48 PM Flag

    Napolitano says system worked


    Janet Napolitano's appearance on CNN this morning, in which she tried to put a happy face on the fact that a known terrorist sympathizer got onto a flight bound for America and nearly brought it down:

    NAPOLITANO: What we are focused on is making sure that the air environment remains safe, that people are confident when they travel. And one thing I'd like to point out is that the system worked. Everybody played an important role here. The passengers and crew of the flight took appropriate action.

    NAPOLITANO: Within literally an hour to 90 minutes of the incident occurring, all 128 flights in the air had been notified to take some special measures in light of what had occurred on the Northwest Airlines flight. We instituted new measures on the ground and at screening areas, both here in the United States and in Europe, where this flight originated.

    NAPOLITANO: So the whole process of making sure that we respond properly, correctly and effectively went very smoothly.

    So the "system" consists of hoping there is an alert Dutch filmmaker on board, and that the terrorist's detonator fails?

    The idea that responding to terrorist attacks, rather than preventing them, constitutes "success" is eerily reminiscent of our policies pre-September 11.

    More from our bizarre Homeland Security head's interview:

    Course this is the same lunatic whose reaction to the shootings by Colonel Hasan after behavior that should have set off alarm bells was to declare she was working to prevent an anti-Muslim backlash.

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