Submitted By Todd on December 28th at 8:13pm
“This incident demonstrates that an alert and courageous citizenry are far more resilient than an isolated extremist,” he said. “As a nation, we will do everything in our power to protect our country. As Americans, we will never give in to fear or division. We will be guided by our hopes, our unity and our deeply held values. That’s who we are as Americans.”What exactly does fear or division have to do with anything? Why is facing up to terrorism so confusing for the Democrats? Watching Janet Napolitano claim on the Sunday shows that the system had worked just fine was a little bizarre. Today, she tried to correct the record on what was a severely mishandled first response from the Obama administration.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano reversed course Monday and admitted the U.S. air travel security system failed after a Nigerian man allegedly attempted to blow up a plane on Christmas Day. On the "Today" show, Napolitano said her comment over the weekend that “the system worked” was “taken out of context.” She said her words referred to the U.S. air travel security’s reaction — notifying law enforcement, airports and carriers — 60 to 90 minutes after the suspect tried to bring down the jetliner. Pressed by Matt Lauer to say whether the system failed miserably, she responded, “It did.” “Our system did not work in this instance,” she said. “No one is happy or satisfied with that.”