Dec 27 2009

Homeland Security Secretary Pulls A (Neville) Chamberlain

Hat tip to reader Crosspatch for pointing out what has to be the dumbest statement by a national leader in a century. Not since Britain’s Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain came back from a meeting with Adolf Hitler to declare peace was at hand (when in actuality World War II was about to begin and kill millions upon millions of people) have we seen such blind incompetence on display.

After missing or ignoring a warning by the terrorist’s own father that his son was in the throws of Islamo Fascist jihad, and after barely averting the massacre of a couple hundred innocent Americans by the sheer luck that the bomber failed to detonate his device correctly, Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano had this gem of stupidity to offer:

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Sunday that the thwarting of the attempt to blow up an Amsterdam-Detroit airline flight Christmas Day demonstrated that “the system worked.”

President Obama needs to fire this idiot – now! The system did NOT work. A man who has been on the terrorist watch list for 2 YEARS was able to book a flight to America. A man whose own father contacted American authorities 6 months ago because he feared his son was about to do something horrible, was able to smuggle a very deadly and powerful binary explosive onto a crowded commercial airline on Christmas day.

If not for a failure to mix the bomb materials correctly there would be 200 plus dead people scattered over Detroit.

The system FAILED madam Secretary. You failed. And your blatantly ignorant attempt to cover this all up by claiming the “system worked” is all the proof we need you are not the person for the job you hold. Mr. President, fire this incompetent buffoon tomorrow, before the system really “works” and more American lives are lost.

Update: Ed Morrissey is running a poll on this lunacy – stop by and give your vote. Plus Jonah Goldberg agrees with AJStrata – fire the woman.

21 responses so far

21 Responses to “Homeland Security Secretary Pulls A (Neville) Chamberlain”

  1. Kirk John says:

    Obama will not fire any of his cronies. Every post filled by the Obama Administration is filled with terrorist sympathizers. Why else would Obama seek to close Gitmo and put terrorists threw a legal system that cannot hope to legally prosecute them. Every last terrorist will walk free as a bird because that is the actual intent of Eric Holder and Obama.

    As Americans, we have to realize that our government no longer serves us and that we are utterly on our own. Our Nation has been thrown under the bus by Obama and we have only begun to suffer the consequences for a poor choice in Presidents. We will pay dearly for our mistakes.

    One last point, mark well the Islamic attempt to attack the US on Christmas Day. The secular movement and the lame stream media missed the point but know well that this was an attack on a Christian Holy day of celebration. They intend to destroy the Christmas holiday and they will succeed if we are not careful.

  2. Toes192 says:

    System working alert [hmmm… make that a sarc alert]
    This site tracks Muslim attacks…
    Powerline… ttp:// … Seriously, friends… Go to Powerline and click on a few of the pages to see what the world is up against…
    I’d love to ask some of my Saudi Co-pilots their views… Left Saudi Arabia in 1998…

  3. Terrye says:

    The man had a Christmas day massacre planned. Thank God and that Dutchman that he did not succeed. The Obama administration on the other hand does not deserve any credit.

  4. kathie says:

    The woman appears to be a complete idiot, not only with the statements she made today, so a guy put out a fire, he could only put out the fire because he was still alive and not blown to bits. Napolintano is bragging that the people did every thing by the book.

    Then there is the border. Not shutting it down or even trying much, this administration is allowing al Queda types to cross the border from Venezuela through Mexico. Does homeland security understand what is happening in South America?

    And CNN is trying to discover if we can find a way to win the hearts and minds of Muslims on mass. I guess they are thinking the we Americans are responsible for radical jihad, as if it began with Iraq. I ask what did we do to win the heart and mind of the father who turned in his son? If Muslims want to live among non Muslims they need to distinguish themselves, I and we don’t know how to tell one from another except by their actions. So they had better start speaking up. It is not fair to hold all Muslims responsible for the actions of a few, but they need to distinguish themselves from the head-choppers. Heck in Muslim countries one Muslim can’t tell the non-killers from the killers.

  5. SallyVee says:

    Hey, the system is working great again today!

    Nigerian guy boarded flight 253, in Lagos, with no baggage… no need to continue reciting the details… we all know the script from Christmas Day.,2933,581232,00.html

  6. archtop says:

    From Gateway Pundit – This about says it all.

    Janet Napolitano on Attempted Plane Bombing:
    “Everything Worked According to Clockwork”

    I think we have a new catch-phrase for the Obama administration.

    * Our economic stimulus plan “worked according to clockwork”…
    * Our cash for clunkers program “worked according to clockwork”…
    * Our TARP plan “worked according to clockwork”…
    * Our plan to take over healthcare, make a common trace gas (CO2) dangerous, and tax the heck out of everyone “worked according to clockwork”…

    Well, at least the last one’s true!

  7. Matermary says:

    Napolitano has just won the 2009 Baghdad Bob Award.

  8. Neo says:

    Even the “Progressive” web sites are stating that this proves “the ‘Bush-era’ security measures failed” … Napolitano is running the ‘Bush-era” security system (with whatever ‘Obama-era’ changes).

  9. crosspatch says:

    Welcome to the Orwell administration.

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  11. GINA COBB says:

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  12. BarbaraS says:

    Mr. President, fire this incompetent buffoon tomorrow, before the system really “works” and more American lives are lost.

    You are asssuming this is not Obama’s game plan. That is a big assumption.

  13. BarbaraS says:

    Napolitano’s words are for the sheeple who actually believe anything the government says. We are the dissidents working against this regime. They are not speaking to us and never have except to tell us to “shut and sit down”.

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  18. icetrout says:

    Just what is a 500mile long screwdriver,are these people just complete morons???