There has been a lot of discussion about what went wrong when an islamist terrorist was allowed on a plane flying into Detroit wearing a pantie bomb and was on a terrorist watch list and was given a visa by the State Department and bought his one-way ticket with cash, and was able to get his desired seat to maximize impact.
Some have suggested that the fact that the pantie bomber failed is a testament to the ineptitude of the terrorists. I believe that the pantie bomber was inept, but the network that got him to almost succeed seems pretty effective.
I was watching the Today show this morning not out of choice, but out of love. My wife likes to watch it and I was with her this morning. I am not sure why she does not ask me to leave the room as I always feel the need to comment on their embedded bias. They are not overt about their bias; I am pretty sure that they probably do not even recognize it.
Lest You Forget!
The title of this piece is sort of a quote from a speech that President Obama gave to the Turkish legislature in April 2009. His actual words were; “The United States is not, and will never be, at war with Islam.” Many of his and his administrations actions certainly bear out his words. In light of the recent events at Fort Hood and his response to that tragedy, I started to look back at his words and more importantly his actions. I should let you know that by “his actions” I do mean things that he has done and that members of his administration have done.
Sometimes I feel like there is so much crap happening in the world that I don’t know which item to invest my effort. Yesterday was one of those days as I read the paper and found far too many items to leave any of them without comment, but I did not want to dedicate a whole post to them. So here are my quick comments:
Item one: The ailing Senator Ted Kennedy is seeking to have the rules changed in case he cannot fulfill his term. Rather than a special election, Kennedy is hoping that the Massachusetts legislature changes the rules to allow the Governor to appoint a replacement so that his state will not lack representation by two senators. That sounds pretty reasonable especially since it worked so well in Illinois.