I'm just curious what the Obama-ites think of this one.
In his speech yesterday, Obama indicated that there were systematic failures that led to a guy that never should have been let on a plane nearly blow said plane up. He referred to inadequate measures set in place post-9/11. To me, this sounds like more of the same "Blame Bush" policies.
Bush was in office for 9 months when 9/11 happened. Some tried to trace back the timeline to Clinton's tenure and plenty yelled and cried foul. Bush was in office, it was on him.
Now Obama has been office for nearly a year. The attempt on Christmas Day AND Ft. Hood have happened on his watch - both involving lack of communication between intelligence communities. Based on the "Not Clinton-its-Bush" theory, shouldn't this fall on Obama's shoulders? Or does he get to keep playing "not me, it's him" card? Why or why not?
Asked by Anonymous at 11:12 PM on Dec. 31, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by tnmomofive at 10:47 AM on Jan. 1, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 11:12 PM on Dec. 31, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:15 PM on Dec. 31, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:30 PM on Dec. 31, 2009
I think he was referring to the 9/11 review and what their suggestions were, none of which have been put in place.
And again, this man boarded in Nigeria, they were given body scanners by the US and do not use them, he then switched planes in Amsterdam and THEY did catch him.....
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:49 PM on Dec. 31, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:57 PM on Dec. 31, 2009
Answer by LoriKeet at 7:47 AM on Jan. 1, 2010
Only 33 FAMs were active on 09/11/01. As a result of the 9/11 attacks, President George W. Bush ordered the rapid expansion of the Federal Air Marshal Service. Many new hires were agents from other federal agencies, such as the U.S. Customs Service, U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, ATF, IRS CID, and many others. A classified number of applicants were hired, trained, and deployed on flights around the world. As of August, 2006, this number is estimated to be in the thousands.
Answer by LoriKeet at 7:52 AM on Jan. 1, 2010
Answer by Carpy at 9:04 AM on Jan. 1, 2010
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:59 AM on Jan. 1, 2010
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