A singed pair of underwear with a packet of powder sewn into the crotch, seen in government photos obtained exclusively by ABC News, is all that remains of al Qaeda's attempt to down an American passenger plane over Detroit. [More]
Barack Obama's "briefing" this morning was woefully inadequate, monumentally embarrassing and hopelessly devoid of credibility .
Philip Elliot, Associated Press Writer
HONOLULU President Barack Obama on Monday vowed to use "every element of our national power" to keep Americans safe and said the failed Christmas Day plot to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner was "a serious reminder" of the need to continually adapt security measures against changing terrorist threats.
But even as Obama spoke, word came that a State Department warning had failed to trigger an effort to revoke the alleged attacker's visa. And officials in Yemen confirmed that the would-be bomber had been living in that country, where terrorist elements quickly sought to take credit for his actions.
Remember Barack Obama's vows of government transparency? Or the vow that he wouldn't sign a health care "reform" bill that added "one dime" to the deficit?
Obama’s vows are worth NOTHING. If anything, they will embolden underwear bombers. They know Obama is all talk.
Later in the AP piece we read,
The White House said Obama’s low-key response was carefully calibrated.
Don't these "mainstream" media types tire of carrying the water for this corrupt and dangerously ineffective administration? Actually, the president's "low-key response" was another indication that Obama does not take terrorism seriously. He is bothered by the fact that his vacation is being disrupted by something he deems insignificant and unworthy of his divine attention.
Tennis games with Michelle, golf outings and gourmet dinners is what he is focused on right now, not underwear bombers or the security of the American people.