Janet Napolatano finally admitted that there was a problem with the airline security only after American citizens made the White House uncomfortable enough to reverse their blind attitude towards a real terrorist attack. The system collapse was total!
The "alleged" "suspect" was put on the US terrorist watch list. He was denied a visa to enter Britain, but we did not revoke his visa in the US. Why not? His father warned the United States Embassy that his son had gone extremist and disappeared in Yemen. So he was able to buy an airline ticket in cash, one way, with no luggage, and fly to Detroit with a bomb sewn into his underwear. Meanwhile, we cannot board a plane without taking off our shoes and getting frisked by TSA!
The War on terrorism isn't a crime like robbery. Criminals get the Miranda reading and lawyer up. Enemy combatants (terrorists) should be delivered to Gitmo for interrogation and imprisonment. In this case, Umar is NOT a criminal. He's a TERRORIST!! Aparently the White House has trouble with this concept!
If the guy wanted treatment for his self-inflicted burns, medical treatment should be offered AFTER he tells us a few things like:
- Who taught you how to detonate this bomb?
- Where were you trained?
- Where did you get the explosive devices?
- Who did you train with?
- What are the other US targets?
- Who helped you get on that plane?
We need to start thinking about actually fighting terrorists here in this country. Until we do, the inevitable attack will come at a terrible expense of American human life.