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Obama: U.S. will never bow to ‘siege mentality’

January 7th, 2010 . by TexasFred

Obama: U.S. will never bow to ‘siege mentality’

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama suggested Thursday he would not fire anyone for the attempted Christmas airline attack, saying it appears the security lapses that led to the near-disaster were not the fault of a single individual or institution. “Ultimately the buck stops with me,” said the commander in chief.

He declared anew that the government had the information to prevent the botched attack but failed to piece it together. He announced a range of changes designed to fix that, including wider and quicker distribution of intelligence reports, stronger analysis of them and new terror watch list rules.

But, added Obama, “When the system fails, it is my responsibility.”

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Obama: U.S. will never bow to ‘siege mentality’

So, no firings huh? Everyone stays in place and systemic failure is Obama’s fault? I guess that means there’s not a chance that he’s going to fire himself then? No? I didn’t think so.

He spoke from the State Dining Room, his remarks delayed twice as officials scrambled to declassify a report on the failures. That report was released immediately after he spoke.

Let me take a stab at clarifying this last paragraph a bit. I am guessing it went something like this:

Speech writer 1, “OK, here’s the final story, the POTUS can sell this.”

Speech writer 2, “Man, are you out of your mind? There’s WAY too much truth, we can’t have Obama standing up there telling it like it REALLY is…”

Speech writer 1, “You’re right, what the hell was I thinking? Let’s see if we can make Barack look like the *good guy* here, you know, all responsible and junk!”

Speech writer 3, “You guys are rank amateurs, just put some words on the prompter, let him read it and blow it off man. Nobody believes what he says anyway, just do what we’ve been doing since the campaign, LIE damn it, LIE!”

And so it came to pass, the great ‘I am Barack, hear me roar, see me accept blame, watch as I say things like human errors, shortcomings, responsibility, siege mentality and all the things that fooled the weak-minded Dems and got me elected” speech…

In an interview published Thursday by USA Today, national security adviser Gen. James Jones said people who read the report will feel “a certain shock.”

Elaborating, Jones said, “The man on the street … will be surprised that these correlations weren’t made” between clues pointing toward a threat from Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. Even though the 23-year-old Nigerian man was in a database of possible terrorists, he managed to fly from Nigeria through Amsterdam to Detroit with an explosive concealed on his body.

I’m surprised, and I am NOT the man on the street. I have a little bit of knowledge and insight where this Intel stuff is concerned. I did, after all, stay at a Holiday Inn last night.

I am pretty sure what Gen. Jones was trying to say was this, ‘Obama is going to feed America a line of crap and they’re going to take it, hook, line and sinker.’

Probably so, at least the 50% of America that is still intoxicated from the Obama Party Punch.

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