The Obama administration, ever vigilant about homeland security and our safety, is in “full defensive spin mode” after near catastrophe by the Underwear Bomber.
And what are they defending us from? Why, Republican electoral wins, of course. Read the whole article here.
On December 26…senior Obama White House aides, including chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, David Axelrod and new White House counsel Robert Bauer, ordered staff to begin researching similar breakdowns — if any — from the Bush Administration.
“The idea was that we’d show that the Bush Administration had had far worse missteps than we ever could,” says a staffer in the counsel’s office. “We were told that classified material involving anything related to al Qaeda operating in Yemen or Nigeria was fair game and that we’d declassify it if necessary.”
They’re trying to find a flaw to – what? Claim two wrongs make a right? That will undoubtedly impress al-Qaeda and keep them from trying to blow us up in the future. And don’t you just love the idea of rooting through classified material for the sole purpose of political gain – at the expense of homeland security?
Other administration sources also say a flurry of memos were generated on December 26th, 27th, and 28th, which developed talking points about how Obama’s decision to effectively shut down the Homeland Security Council… had nothing to do with what Obama called a “catastrophic” failure on Christmas Day.
Are you feeling safer now? Why, Obama’s actions have no consequences! But it keeps getting worse, and really scary, as their incompetence becomes ever more obvious.
“This White House doesn’t view the Northwest [Airlines] failure as one of national security, it’s a political issue,” says the White House source. “That’s why Axelrod and Emanuel are driving the issue.”
Axelrod, who has no foreign policy or national security experience beyond occasionally consulting with liberal or progressive candidates running for political office in foreign countries, has been actively participating in national security briefings from the beginning of the administration. He has also sat in on Obama’s “war council” meetings, providing Obama with suggestions in both venues based on what he knows about polling and public opinion data, say several White House sources.
Say it isn’t so. Decisions on international politics and our safety are made based on public opinion data instead of information from defense experts? I don’t know about you, but I am shocked, shocked! to learn this.