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Still pointing fingers?

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?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:12 PM on Dec. 31, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (62)
  • Yep as long as folks keep saying 'Obama is right its all GWB's fault' he will keep playing that card...no matter what he does and whatever goes wrong because of anything he does too...thus far he has ALWAYS pointed back to place the responsibility onto the last guy.Its sad and pathetic.
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 10:47 AM on Jan. 1, 2010

  • lol!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:12 PM on Dec. 31, 2009

  • I agree, you make a good point. Clinton could have helped a lot with helping security before he exited office and Bush was stuck with it. Clinton was not rosy to me and neither was Bush and neither is Obama...Ron Paul.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:15 PM on Dec. 31, 2009

  • he'll play it as long as people accept it hook, line and sinker.

    There is plenty of failures. I'm sure some of the issues can be traced farther back - just as some of the 9.11 run-up can be placed at Clinton's feet. The Dems can't have it both ways though. They can't deny Clinton had any hand in dropping the ball pre-2002 and yet clear Obama of any faul because that Cowboy in the middle is their favorite punching bag. ;)
    Anonymous

    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.....

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:49 PM on Dec. 31, 2009

  • who caught him Sweets? He was over Detriot when he lit his crotch on fire. he wasn't caught. he misfired.

    fwiw, many 9/11 commission recommedations were NOT put into place because of Congress. DOesn't that still put some fault back with SENATOR Obama? Maybe he voted present that day.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:57 PM on Dec. 31, 2009

  • 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.....

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    And AGAIN, the panty bomber LIVED in LONDON in a 2 million pound apartment, that his daddy bought him. His father had not spoken with him in recent months. He BOARDED in Amsterdam, and flew to Detroit. Show me his spent boarding passes, that prove otherwise! Besides, regardless of how this terrorist got to Amsterdam is moot. Even when you switch planes, you are required to go through that airports screening or customs process!

    And the fact that Nigeria chooses not to use the body scanners provided by the United States, makes it "okay" in your eyes? Whose side are you on?! Different decade, same ol' excuses!
    LoriKeet

    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.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Air_Marshal_Service

    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 7:52 AM on Jan. 1, 2010

  • Like the previous poster said as long as people buy it, they will use it. And most likely after people quit buting it.
    But...But....But...IT WAS BUSH'S FAULT, DON"T BLAME ME!!
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 9:04 AM on Jan. 1, 2010

  • Hey Lori, mayne YOU shoudl pay attention (as you stated to me when you FALSELY asserted that he did NOT board in Nigeria)...

    He boarded the plane in Nigeria, they failed to see an expolding pair of underpants, he then reboarded in Amasterdam, where they failed to see a pair of sxploding underpants again...

    Who is "pointing the finger"? It is obvious that there were failures, it is also obvious that measures that were suggested by the 9/11 commission were not put in affect (no one knows IF they would have worked here though) ......The blame lies with the CIA (if they didn't pass on the info they had) and the airports that didn't catch him...which are Nigeria and Amsterdam....

    An air Marshall doesn't scan passengers
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:59 AM on Jan. 1, 2010