Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Buck Stops With...Somebody Else?

Democrat President Harry Truman had a sign on his desk in the Oval Office that read "The Buck Stops Here." Too bad the Obama Administration doesn't hold itself to the same standard. ABC News reports that the Administration blames Emirate Airlines for Faisal Shahzad, the Times Square would-be-bomber, almost being allowed to leave the country. The reason? "It takes a while for the airlines system to catch up."

One tiny problem: airport security didn't stop him from getting on the plane in the first place. The plane was within minutes of taking off before security finally realized he was on it.

How long before DHS Secretary Janet Napoletano will issue another knee-slapper like "The system worked"?

Let's be honest here (something I know my Leftist blogger counterpart can't do). The system isn't working due in no small part to the absurd PC standards the Left has hefted upon airport security. The same geniuses who consider old ladies at TEA Party rallies to be possible terrorist threats are the ones who insist that they be searched at the airport just to appease those who complain about alleged racism in the search process. The failure here isn't with Emirate Airlines; it's with the federal government.

But just like when anything else bad happens to the Administration, the buck will stop with someone else because they refuse to take the blame for their ineptitude.

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