While Napolitano is now backtracking that statement, the fact that she dared even say that the system worked in any way, shape or form, takes audacity.
The man had been on a U.S. watch list, he had known extrmist connections, was barred from Britain, his father had warned the U.S. Embassy that he was going to do something and the airport security failed... nothing about the "system" worked at all, in fact it failed miserably.
More from WSJ and The Corner
The Obama administration has been so busy trying to close Gitmo and bring terrorists onto U.S. soil for civilian trials, pushing for Obamacare and working on his agenda, his administration has absolutely failed to acknowledge and focus on the terror threats.
Obama decided to grade himself and give himself a B+, but on the war on terror, he gets gets triple FFF on any report card.
He has bowed down, literally, been so busy apologizing for America and generally made us weaker in the eyes of our enemies, that he has personally guaranteed that more of these attempts will happen in the coming years.
Then again Obama and his administration still think the "blame Bush" line will continue to work, even a year after Obama was elected to the presidency.
White House officials struggled to explain the complicated system of centralized terrorist data and watch lists, stressing that they were put in place years ago by the Bush administration.
The problem with that line of thinking is that Bush continuously tried to improve security, constantly putting new stringent rules in place, to which liberals and Bush haters bemoaned him, accused new technology of being "too invasive", accused Bush of using "scare tactics" in the war on terror, yet he always focused on keeping America safe after 9/11.
What has Obama done? What public statements, security measures has Obama implimented in the last year that would improve our safety?