New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd is not happy with the President.Â Her column yesterday was titled “As the Nationâ€™s Pulse Races, Obama Canâ€™t Seem to Find His“, and the first paragraph in the excerpt below is particularly damning:
If we canâ€™t catch a Nigerian with a powerful explosive powder in his oddly feminine-looking underpants and a syringe full of acid, a man whose own father had alerted the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria, a traveler whose ticket was paid for in cash and who didnâ€™t check bags, whose visa renewal had been denied by the British, who had studied Arabic in Al Qaeda sanctuary Yemen, whose name was on a counterterrorism watch list, who can we catch?…
Citing the attempt of the Nigerianâ€™s father to warn U.S. authorities six months ago, the president intoned: â€œIt now appears that weeks ago this information was passed to a component of our intelligence community but was not effectively distributed so as to get the suspectâ€™s name on a no-fly list.â€
In his detached way, Spock was letting us know that our besieged starship was not speeding into a safer new future, and that we still have to be scared.
Heck of a job, Barry.