Amateur Hour, Again

Associated Press/Yahoo: Obama Cites Apparent al-Qaeda Link in Bomb Plot

A senior administration official had said the United States was increasingly confident there was a link between Abdulmutallab and an al-Qaida affiliate, but Obama’s statement was the strongest connection between the two.

“We know that he traveled to Yemen, a country grappling with crushing poverty and deadly insurgencies. It appears that he joined an affiliate of al-Qaida, and that this group — al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula — trained him, equipped him with those explosives and directed him to attack that plane headed for America,” the president said in his weekly radio and Internet address. It was released by the White House during Obama’s vacation in Hawaii.

Okay, so let me get this straight: First, the director of the Department of Homeland Security says that “the system worked.”  Then, the next day, she says that the system “failed miserably” and that the whole “the system worked” statement was taken out of context.  Now, we have the president of the United States, who previously stated that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was an “isolated extremist,” acknowledging that the Christmas Day underpants bomber is linked to a greater terrorist effort.

I’m so tired of amateur hour at the White House and in this administration.  It’s bad enough when it has to do with our economy — it’s worse when it undermines our safety and security.



  1. elspeth says:

    On the job training!

  2. hillary only 1 suited for post she holds says:

    O’bungler & Co
    we have so many of these incidences on the books that it is just short of a belly-laugh. and true to form as with almost everything Napo does, WE are the ones who took her context out of context.

    for our sakes i wish them imporvement but Hillary and Biden WERE correct when they exclaimed this is not the king of job you learn on as you go. you must come prepared. sadly, we are reaping our complacency.

    Pray earnestly that we do not see a crisis before this guy gets outta there.
    hopefully the 2010 exchange will force him to slow down this course he’s on.

  3. Lilly says:

    There’s their spin of Poverty is the reason for them being a terrorist again too. But don’t mention that the undie bomber was from a very well off family. I’m totally with you Jeff, it’s a complete joke, just not a funny one.

  4. Psydog says:

    Yes sad to say Obama and his cabinet have no clue on what is going on. I truly believe they make press statements before being briefed on what is really going on and then when they do get the briefing they have to recant their previous statements because they are so blindingly wrong. You’d think they’d catch on by now.

  5. Jack Ott says:

    The total incompetence of this administration is breathtaking, both domestically and internationally. Of all the issues that the President has addressed during his first year in office, the only one that even came close to being right was his decision to send additional troops to Afghanistan. Yet, even that decision was half-hearted and seriously tainted.

    Unfortunately, far too many Americans don’t give a damn about what is going on. They allow Obama’s perceived charisma and threatrics to form the basis of their political opinions about him. It will probably take some cataclysmic event like another 9/11, God forbid, for enough people realize what a buffoon he really is.

  6. Boston Blackie says:

    Say what you want about W the last few years of his administration. At least I knew he took these terrorists seriously and I felt safe. This crew is just plain clueless. The scariest part of it is that they just don’t care what Americans think of anything they do. Obamama just wants to be loved the world over. The truth is he is a laughing stock by both “friends” and foes.
    We have now had three attacks since he took office – Little Rock, Ft. Hood and the Northwest flight to Detroit. It is only a matter of time until we get hit big time again, watch out for Easter this spring.

  7. Pete says:

    It is more of the same talking out of both sides of the mouth. It is very sad to see, but the major crises is yet to come from the Iran situation.

  8. Doug says:

    When more than half of the voting public is uninformed and poorly schooled, you end up with that majority voting in more of their own kind, something that has been going on in America for a rather long time. Now we have in the White House and our Congress a lot of socialists, communists, gays and, most recently, a transgender type. Isn’t this a little like letting your 5 year old kid make all the decisions about how the family income will be spent both now and in all the years to come? Oh! I guess we already did that! Woops!

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