First of all, I'd just like to point out that President Obama noted he "will not rest" until those responsible are held accountable--an announcement made amongst his own tennis games, golf rounds and hula lessons. Give me a break... the guy took two days to even announce how outraged he was. His own press secretary and Homeland Security secretary denied the airport security system was even failing a full 36 hours after the attempted bombing.
Finally on Monday morning, Obama had a speech prepared made a statement, during which he noted, "As the plane made its final approach to Detroit Metropolitan Airport, a passenger allegedly tried to ignite an explosive device on his body, setting off a fire.” Allegedly. This courtroom legalize is a perfect example of how this administration is failing to understand the jihadist threat against our nation.
Instead of treating the man who tried to blow up a plane (with hundreds of witnesses able and willing to testify to this fact), we're treating him like a guy who tried to rob the local 7-11! How about we start treating these "terrorists" like jihadists they are--Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is a foreign national who was radicalized in London by mullahs at his local mosque and worked with known terrorists in Yemen in plotting to murder hundreds of Americans. He's not merely a defendent in a criminal case--he is instead an agent of war and should not be treated as if he were an otherwise law-abiding American citizen!
As this man is now being treated like your run-of-the-mill criminal, he has now lawyered-up and police officials can't even get a swab of saliva for a DNA sample. Instead of questioning him (dare I say interrogating him) to find out who sent him, who he's worked with, where they're located, finding out the chain of command in the line of terrorists still waiting to attack us, etc., we've given him a public defender.
And knowing that Abdulmutallab did NOT act alone in constructing this plan of attack and weaponizing an undergarment, Obama insisted in his statement that this was the act of "an isolated extremist.”
Obama's words might sound aggressive, but his view of this global war on terrorism is frighteningly narrow and short-sighted--a combination that will likely lead the way for more attacks on America in the future.