We’ve seen the Tighty-Whitey Bomber’s toasted underwear. His potential victims on Northwest flight 253 have told what they witnessed. Yet Umar Abdulmutallab has become an “alleged” suicide bomber. Why?
Do they think he was packing powder for jock itch? Did that brave Dutch passenger burn his hand extinguishing an imaginary fire in Umar’s crotch?
With Obama’s help, it’s getting more surreal by the minute. Umar appeared in court — with free legal counsel — to plead “not guilty” to six counts that include attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction, attempted murder (nearly 300 times), and willful attempt to destroy or wreck an aircraft.
Worst case, if Umar’s jury isn’t as stupid as the suits running the CIA, TSA, and Homeland Security and he’s accidentally convicted, he’ll be fed, clothed, and housed by American taxpayers for life.
In the meantime, everyone should presume Umar did NOTHING wrong. Bought a one-way ticket with cash, packed no luggage, just planning to see the sights when his underwear spontaneously combusted and he was rudely manhandled by fellow passengers.
Our justice system seems hell-bent on turning this incident into a big comedy of errors. After all, the only serious damage was probably to Umar’s ‘nads. Wasn’t that punishment enough?
Obama says the buck stops with him, so why didn’t he bitch-slap Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano for declaring “the system worked?”
Yeah, if your “system” depends on innocent bystanders because our vast security bureaucracy is too busy feeling up Grandma and ignoring warnings from terrorists’ FATHERS.
Bush and Cheney wanted to kill everybody and hoped they got a few of the bad guys. Obama has swung the pendulum completely the other way.
There’s talk about a plea deal with Umar in hopes he’ll provide information. Why? So they can ignore or bury it until some intrepid journalist uncovers it after the next attack — which may succeed?
Why not just give Umar a talk show and make him a celebrity? I hear Leno’s time slot is opening up. Maybe he’ll book some of his al Qaeda buddies.
What disturbs me most is that Obama sees nothing wrong with bestowing on those who attempt to kill Americans a permanent, worry-free, all-inclusive vacation here.
It’s an open invitation to every other inept terrorist to try it, just for the perks.