Obama gets an 'F' for protecting Americans

Joe Kawfi's picture

Barack Obama gets an 'F' for protecting Americans

Yes, the buck stops in the Oval Office. Obama may have rather smugly given himself a “B+” for his 2009 performance but he gets an F for the events that led to Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab boarding a Detroit-bound plane in Amsterdam with a PETN bomb sewn into his underpants. He said today that a “systemic failure has occurred”. Well, he’s in charge of that system.

Joe Kawfi's blog | login to post comments

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
Submitted by T-Man on Fri, 01/01/2010 - 2:29pm.

Pointing the blame at the President for all that goes wrong is worthless at best. It indicates the lack of investigating to find the truth. We setup a world where we want full protection but cry when it invades our privacy (Airport security full body scan). The bomber in Afgan. was an Afgan National Guardsmen. He was working with the same group he blew up. How can the President prevent this? Is he supposed to interview all Afgans who want to help protect their country? Before passing judgment or placing blame let's think and find the facts so we can move forward with the truth.

SpinDr's picture
Submitted by SpinDr on Fri, 01/01/2010 - 11:04am.

You elect a person (regardless of race!) who has only 18 months experience in congress or any other major elected position, surround him by his cronies from the old Chicago machine and what do you get???

I am hopeful that 2010 will bring about the change we hope for by getting rid of some of the corrupt members of Congress and replacing them with people of ethics to hold a tight leash on the Whitehouse, because all we have right now is a bunch of yes men (and women) who cowtow to what ever Barak or Rahm want!

God Bless the USA and lets get back to a 2 party rule!

Locke's picture
Submitted by Locke on Thu, 12/31/2009 - 4:20pm.

You do realize that he was trained in Yemen by terrorist that Bush and Cheney had in custody and released without ever bringing charges or trying them, right?

Or has the world started anew for you again today?

It is one thing to show a man that he is in an error, and another to put him in possession of the truth. John Locke

Submitted by AtHomeGym on Thu, 12/31/2009 - 5:18pm.

do you realize that the current administration just did exactly the same thing? And of course a majority of those returned to Yemen resume what they were doing before being locked up in an excellent detention facility that should NOT be closed. That being said, I do support speedy trial for all detainees and, if judged guilty, incarceration for many moons.

Submitted by Bonkers on Thu, 12/31/2009 - 7:41am.

I suppose the 5000 dead and 40,00 wounded of ours and untold numbers of theirs is not Bush's responsibility then, were they?

It might have been better if President Obama had said "not my yob man," rather than what he said: "our people screwed up"--they may be mine, they may still be Bush's set-up, we will see.

They do need some underwear feelers and searchers, you two, if you are interested. The female search jobs are already taken by Sheen and Limbaugh.

meanoldconservatives's picture
Submitted by meanoldconservatives on Thu, 12/31/2009 - 8:39am.

"They do need some underwear feelers and searchers, you two, if you are interested."

Don't forget yourself Bonker$. I'm sure Obama would love to have one of his sycophants become the "underwear security czar". You have some experience here that you could parlay into a nice payday. After all, you try to prevent explosions in your Depends on a daily basis.....

Submitted by The Last Don on Thu, 12/31/2009 - 8:13am.

he is the President.

Can't blame Bush, if you do, then blame Clinton.

The only person who couldn't use the excuse of the prior Administrations was George Washington.

Barack's in charge, it's his issue to deal with and not use the lame excuse of sins of the past.

Submitted by boogurl on Thu, 12/31/2009 - 4:30pm.

But the past was brought forth so now President Obama must try and clean up what was already there before his time.
Just like any job we take in civilan world we clean up what the person left, make it better. No one is perfect so give him a chance.If any thinks they can do better why didn't you run? Don't complain.

mudcat's picture
Submitted by mudcat on Fri, 01/01/2010 - 9:22am.

If not, one should be invented for Obama. Letting terrorists free from Guantanamo, putting others on trial - with a lawyer for God's sake!, letting underwear boy slip into the legal system - where does this end?

And let's not forget Obama's CIA (yes, he inherited it from Bush) allowing a stranger into a CIA compound without being screened? Blowing up a female station chief?

What is it with his leadership where we give terrorists the benefit of the doubt and then some of us get killed later?

Yea, the system is really working great. He'll eventually throw Janet under the bus, but only to deflect blame from himself.

Submitted by AtHomeGym on Fri, 01/01/2010 - 10:19am.

C'mon Mud, fair is fair. The latest terrorist incident originated in foreign countries Yemen, Nigeria & the Netherlands. The "Underwear Assassin" did not pass through any US controlled security in his trip. However I DO believe there were enough red flags (NSA Intercepts, Father's Embassy visit, One-way cash purchase of ticket, no luggage) to revoke his visa & question him. Those were individual failures, not systemic ones.

Submitted by Bonkers on Fri, 01/01/2010 - 9:59am.

Ya reckon there would be anyway that you could find it in your heart to occasionally show respect for the President of the United States?

Is there any way that anything he might do or that just happens that you could accept it?

Or, is it his race, his demeanor, his political party (democrat), his inflections, his heritage, his Father, his Mother, his Brother, his birthplace, his uppiteness, (not sure about that one), his family, his food, his occupying the same house as did Lincoln--sleeping in the same bed, his money from books, his work in Chicago slums, his surprise election, etc?

Submitted by AtHomeGym on Fri, 01/01/2010 - 10:12am.

Clearly, you aint lerned much in your howsummany years you've lived. We all have respect for the OFFICE of the President; the person who occupies that office must EARN respect as an individual. The current occupant has not done that so far. If you have factual data that says otherwise, please share it with us.

Submitted by Bonkers on Fri, 01/01/2010 - 8:18pm.

I fail to see what respect to an office means! Without the power of the office holder it is like respecting stone mountain---means nothing.

I have to say you are fooling yourself---you do not respect the President nor the office. I don't either for some things, but some things I do.
I find your writings to be 100% non-respect and their must be something that he can be respected for! I'll just bet you respect Rush 100%.

Submitted by AtHomeGym on Sat, 01/02/2010 - 9:19am.

Well if you wanted to write a confusing reply with incorrect word usage, you have certainly succeeded. Now for the shocker--I never listen to Limbaugh except when traveling on the road. And to me, he's just another talk show host. Personally, I favor Herman Cain. And BTW there is a way NOT to read my "writings" as you call them. Those who are not mindless dolts have figured that out.

Git Real's picture
Submitted by Git Real on Thu, 12/31/2009 - 7:01am.

Bonky the Donky will make this Bush and Reagan's fault while weaving in 911 victims aka "money traders" in his sick and twisted mind.

Just Like Welfare and Socialized Medicine - You Don't Have To Work For It.... THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

Submitted by Bonkers on Fri, 01/01/2010 - 8:03pm.

Maybe you could tell me what the 911 people did do if not trade money?

I don't get your objection! Sick and twisted?

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.