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Ignorance is Bliss? Not Really

December 27, 2009

After a Nigerian man nearly blew up a Northwest flight from Amsterdam to Detroit, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is citing the thwarted attacks as proof that “the system worked.” The problem for Ms. Napolitano is that the only reason the flight was saved was because the bomb smuggled on board failed to explode and because of the heroic efforts of civilian passengers on the flight. Homeland security was never involved in the factors that (thankfully) led this terrorist attack to failure. By refusing to recognize reality, Ms. Napolitano is leaving the American people vulnerable to future attacks, and Obama’s continued tolerance of her ignorance is only further proof that this administration fails to take the risks that terrorism poses to this nation seriously.

Read more about Ms. Napolitano’s response here.

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