Some might call it “unbelievable.” Others might say it reeks of utter incompetence. Either assessment would be far too charitable with regard to the sorry commentary vomited forth this morning by current Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano in a USA Today op-ed piece. In the large, steaming pile of stupidity she conjured up after truly embarrassing herself, her administration and her party over the weekend, this sad excuse for a Homeland Security Czar actually had the chutzpah to state that the present administration “is determined to find and fix the vulnerabilities in our systems that allowed this breach to happen.”
Who, exactly, is kidding whom? If Napolitano and the apparatchiks of this regime had any interest at all in “fixing the vulnerabilities in our systems,” the beginning point would be the tendering of her resignation. Her presence in that position as Director of the Department of Homeland Security is perhaps the most vulnerable link in the chain supposedly securing our safety and therefore should be the starting point for correcting the problem.
This, after all, is a person who elevates political correctness to an art form by noting that there are no longer any acts of terrorism: they are, instead, “man-caused disasters.” And while she apparently has no difficulty articulating the word “terrorist,” the term rarely appears in one of her sentences more than three or four words away from “domestic” or “right-wing.” To claim that Napolitano is in over her head would be to trivialize the concept of depth, so far under water is her mindset regarding homeland security. When speaking of Napolitano now, the first image coming to mind should be the Marianas Trench.
Adding insult to injury, she states that the terrorist’s Christmas Day “attempted attack failed due in no small part to passengers and crewmembers who acted quickly and courageously to subdue the attacker and gain control of the situation.”
Excuse me? Did you hear that? “In no small part”? How about only because (a) the explosive device malfunctioned and (b) a Dutch passenger jumped the crotch bomber to preclude any further efforts to blow a hole on the plane? Sounds like more than just a small part to me.
And, by the way, it was not an “attempted” attack: it was an actual attack which, mercifully, did not completely succeed. Just because one survives an attack does not mean that something other than an actual “attack” has occurred. Eager to spin the facts in an effort to deflect culpability, the agency’s Web site as well as the White House Web site continues to refer to it as an “attempted attack” rather than a “foiled attack” thanks to the efforts of individuals other than Napolitano’s crew. Another mind-blowing item is the president’s continued use of the word “alleged” and “suspect” to describe Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab — if he’s “allegedly” only a “suspect,” then somebody at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue had better explain the charcoal briquettes which reside where his testicles used to be.
Incompetent as she may be, Napolitano is merely a symptom of the larger danger posed by this regime to the nation’s security. This administration seemingly believes that it would be preferable to strip-search every single air transportation passenger, no matter the cost, no matter the disruption, no matter the lunacy than it would be to–here comes the dreaded “P” word–profile travelers who fit high propensity terrorist templates. Newt Gingrich calls them “non-Rotarians.”
And if you think Napolitano’s performance regarding security in the air is a problem, just wait until she and her operatives get turned loose on immigration “reform” and amnesty for illegal aliens.
Enough already. Napolitano must go.