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Obama Unveils Terrorist Attack Report, Takes Blame

January 13, 2010 by  

Obama unveils terrorist attack report, takes blameLast Thursday President Obama released the results of an internal investigation into the Christmas day airline bombing attempt by an alleged member affiliated with al-Qaida. Taking personal blame, Obama stated that "the buck stops with me" as he unveiled a series of policy changes intended to prevent future attacks.

The modifications that the president ordered were mostly modest steps, according to The Los Angeles Times. He directed the National Counterterrorism Center to "prioritize and pursue thoroughly" terrorism tips and instructed the State Department to revoke visas when questions arise about international travelers.

Obama did not demand resignations from any top officials, stating that the incident was "not the fault of a single individual or organization, but rather a systemic failure across organizations and agencies."

Many Republicans have attacked the current administration’s policy toward terrorism after the airline attack, the massacre at Fort Hood and the decision to try several 9/11 suspects in a civilian court.

"The American people should not have to rely on luck and passengers’ sheer determination to stop terrorist attacks," Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R – Mich.), the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, told Fox News.

"They need a government that is working together on the executive and congressional levels to help keep our homeland safe," he added.

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  • Tinwarble

    Poor, poor Obama, he finally found something that he couldn’t blame on Bush. I wonder just how hard it was for him to say “the buck stops with me”, it must have really stung. And its so much worse than what he could have said, which is “it’s my fault for appointing incompetent people and I will be firing someone and replacing them with people more qualified”. I’m sure that we all feel Soooooo much better now.
    I guess what he should have done is just came out and said “my bad”. I guess all the Libs will say, see he took responsibility, oh how Presidential he is. But we should not be to hard on him, I mean, it is the first time he took responsibility for anything and as we all know it’s hard to do something when you have never done it before.

    • Cribster

      B.O. doesn’t have a sincere bone in his body. He is a consummate con, a phoney, charlatan.

      He’ll say “the buck stops here” and then come up with his own solution such as scanning grandmothers, imposing National I.D. on all Americans, maybe even a passport to fly in America. It will mean more theft of personal wealth and less liberties for law abiding, tax paying citizens.

      As Rahm Emanuel said “never let a crisis go to waste.”

      Obama will punish Americans for this latest attack by an islamic terrorist.

    • Joe H.

      Don’t worry, it isn’t over yet, He’ll find some way yet to blame it on Bush!!!!

      • cr747

        He, “OBAMA,” Had to take the blame because it was one of his Muslim buddies, Or brothers,It was probably OBAMA’S drawers he had on. Who knows OBAMA may have some of them stored up in the white house!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ron

    In industry the comment “The buck stops here” is made BEFORE events occur. When they do occur and they are not readily neutralized, the statement maker usually loses his or her job. Such is not the case in government, to wit: Janet Reno after Waco and Obama after several “events” including this one. I don’t know why they bother making such comments that have no meaning unless it just sounds good to them. It has certainly lost its meaning to me.

    • Norm

      Obama, unlike Bush/Cheney, is accepting blame for what occured under his watch. I don’t see how anybody can fault him on that.
      The reality is that the problem was in our security system.

      • RobertP

        No, the reality is that he has people in charge of homeland security (Neopolitano) that have more interest in pursuing conservative citizens as potential terrorists than the real terrorists which are ALL, I repeat ALL, from the Islamic faith.

        • Robert

          I didn’t know that terrorist were from the Islamic faith. I haven’t seen it reported in mainstream media and the President doesn’t say it either. Are you sure about that? I thought Islam was a peaceful religion and that they are like the flower children of the 60′s. My God, maybe I should start listening to that cable network all the democrats are saying are un-American, trouble making exagerists. You know, that Fox news channel. You think they believe that terrorists who want to kill us are Islamic radicals? I’ll have to watch it today if Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid say it’s ok. You know they are the only ones we can trust to hear the truth.

          • RobertP

            I like your sense of sarcasm. Maybe it’s the name.. )(;-}

      • Joe H.

        The only reason he’s accepting blame is he has no way out!!! He couldn’t blame Bush(yet) so he had to take the blame!!!!

  • Joel Reese

    I too am surprised with Obama accepting blame as he seems to either lie, blame Bush or put the blame on someone else. Someone else must have written that speech for him. The guy just does not want to be responsible for anything.

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  • Robert

    Careful people. There is an alteriative motive for him taking responsibility. More Federal legislation to systematically dismantling our rights under the constitution. Have you noticed the extrodinary main stream coverage lately of killings in the US by gunmen? That’s right, these sob’s in Washington are just itching to have a reason to resurrect and argue passage of HR45. Passage of that bill would give government complete control over every American’s lives and ensure their unconstitution power grab. Read this bill. It’s not about gun reform it’s about the Final Solution (Enslavement of the Population by the elitists).

    • Tinwarble


      Not that I disagree with you, but as to the HR45 bill, it was proposed in early 2009 & never made it out of committee. Now, I don’t know whether it was completely dropped on the floor or whether it is still being debated, but it hasn’t made it very far in more than a year.

      Here’s more about it:

  • Warrior

    Have to agree with Ron. This idiotic position taken by everyone saying “The Buck Stops Here” and “I take responsibilty” is nothing more an empty statement and an insult. If everyone actually did take responsibilty the world wouldn’t be in such a freakin mess! Why don’t you just say I made a mistake and I will make every effort to fix it.

  • Dennis

    I have a friend that has family working for border patrol, he states that it’s not so much the mexicans sneaking across the border, it’s pakistanians.
    Why else is he leaving the borders open.

    • Joe H.

      I haven’t seen any news on that. I did, however, see a film of one of the most active trails coming across the border and all it showed was Mexicans so far!!! They put a slo-mo camera on the trail from above so it wouldn’t be noticed and I’d say in a twenty-four hour period there were probably 350 illegals crossing!!!

      • Dennis

        Joe H.
        Joe their is a 2700 page healthcare bill in the house that they are about to pass, did they tell you whats in it ? NO. So why would they tell you whos comeing across the border. Theres 35 Muslim training camps across these United States of America from NY down to GA and all they way to CA are they telling you about that ? NO they are not.

        • Claire

          These cells have been here in the U.S. for several years. They didn’t just happen. And yes, they are in various states across the U.S. I certainly hope the CIA and FBI is keeping an eye on them. I wonder if they are legal citizens? This bothers me because if they are not legal, then these cells should be destroyed and the nuts booted out of the country.

        • Joe H.

          this wasn’t a government camera! It was a group that wanted to dispute what NapolononothingS statement about border crossings slowing down! I’d say they did it quite handily!!!!!

  • http://n/a Mark

    Barry Soetoro is a liar and is just setting the stage for his next travesty. He should be hung, even the Predator wouldn’t kill and eat such an idiot. And he ain’t my President, all you weaklings can call it what you want, but give yourself more credit.

    • Norm

      They have special ropes for traitors. Obama is the president even for pinheads like you.

  • Robert

    So what do you think Obama’s preference is? Charmin or Scotts? All I know is he should be using Bountry for all the crap he’s full of.

    • Joe H.

      At least now we can identify that stench coming from D.C.!!!!!

  • Remember

    He took the blame because…

    That’s what the teleprompter said!

    Plain and simple…


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