The president and his team are asleep at the wheel. Being lucky in apprehending attackers after they've executed the attack (and in one instance barely able to pull him from the plane he was moments from being airborne on) is not equivalent with keeping Americans secure.
In Oregon the officials claim to have sold the Somali teen the fake bomb, but he believed he was dealing with someone in northwestern Pakistan. His trail of intent to injure Americans was being watched, or so we are told.
Yet he had gone so far as to hit the launch button on the cell phone.
And here's an interesting little question, what if Somali-boy had sniffed out the dud, and replaced with a new item all together, or had been able to find someone willing to reconfigure the fake? Why did the authorities wait until he hit "fire?"
Is this what is to be expected of the Obama Justice department from here on?
Is this the best that we can hope for?
Increasingly the number of attacks have demonstrated considerable weaknesses in a completely free society. More will be done to exploit such "weaknesses." The headlines of this failed attack will now spur those on, who are in waiting, and who are preparing to avoid the mistakes of Somali-boy, and to aim with greater precision on open groups of people, even outside of "key" or "important" areas.
It is improbable to guess the total number of attacks we will undergo on our own soil before the elections of 2012, but my guess is the terrorists will get one out of every ten or so right. And now that we've undergone eight, our chances of surviving the next two years without any casualties or heartache are quickly slimming.
It runs against President Obama's nature to see the evil where it truly sits. It is unlike him to name radical Islamic jihadists as the problem. It is completely within his mode of operation to let TSA keep feeling up the ladies who are important to us, merely to try to appear "fair" to "everyone."
But President Obama, you're running out of time. Start profiling on the basis of actual data. Find the killers--not the weapons. Become as aggressive and ruthlessly pragmatic about the security of the American people as you were say about health care. We deserve it. You work for us... remember that.
In the meantime we pray that bloody lips from an overly aggressive shooting stroke, in a game of pick-up basketball is the most violence any of us have to face.
The stitches of a nation's mourning heart will not heal as quickly!