'Human, systemic failures' cited in air plot

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December 30th, 2009 :: Permalink

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The Obama bashers are seriously sick ... how much more crap do we have to take from them before our nation is destroyed? For the record:

In a June 24th vote on Transportation Security Administration (TSA) funding in the House, 108 Republicans voted against the conference version, including John Boehner, Pete Hoekstra, Mike Pence, Michelle Bachmann, Marsha Blackburn, Darrell Issa and Joe Wilson.

The conference bill included more than $4 billion for "screening operations," including $1.1 billion in funding for explosives detection systems, with $778 million for buying and installing the systems.

Two of the al-Qaida leaders allegedly behind the plot were released by Bush/Cheney into an "art therapy rehabilitation program."

And we currently do not have a director for the TSA because Sen. Jim DeMint, Republican - S.C., has held up President Obama's nominee in opposition to the prospect of TSA workers joining a labor union.

Mahalo to President Obama and Democrats for their leadership.


Rachel Maddow rips apart Cheney, GOP attack machine

It is really sad when our previous vice president lies about our current president for the purpose of re-writing history to cover up their failed administration. We must battle this deception with facts and truth. Mahalo to Ms. Maddow for putting America first.


MADDOW: After days of essentially unanswered Republican political attacks against the Obama administration, finally, today, we got the big kahuna. The white whale of Republican politics, former Vice President Richard Bruce Cheney, involved in this.

After five days of Republicans owning the airwaves on this issue, doubling and then tripling down on politicizing this thwarted terrorist attack, with almost no opposition from the Democrats, the maestro of terror politics, Mr. Cheney, gave a statement to Politico.com today. Not decrying the terrorist incident itself, but instead using that attack as an opportunity to bash the president, to accuse the president of not keeping America safe.

Now, as is often the case in politics, when attacks from one side go unanswered for a long time, when one side gets the platform all to themselves, that side can sometimes get over-exuberant. They can overplay their hand. Republicans, left to their own devices, have in this case excitedly launched a series of obviously baseless, factually incorrect, demonstrably untrue and hypocritical attacks. D

ick Cheney's comments today probably the worst among them. He said, quote, "He seems to think if he gives terrorists the rights of Americans, lets them lawyer up and reads them their Miranda rights, we won't be at war."

Remember Richard Reid, the so-called "shoe bomber"? Richard Reid was arrested December 2001, when a man named Dick Cheney was vice president. The Bush Justice Department let him, as they say, "lawyer up," and Mr. Reid later pled guilty in federal court.

Remember 9/11 co-conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui? Same deal. Given American rights, tried in the federal courts and convicted, all while a man named Dick Cheney was vice president.

What President Obama is doing right now with this case is the same thing that was done with the same type of cases while Dick Cheney was vice president. But Dick Cheney isn't letting anything like that hold him back, saying, quote, "Why doesn't he want to admit we're at war? President Obama's first object and his highest responsibility must be to defend us against an enemy that knows we are at war."

According to Dick Cheney, see, this has to be seen as a military issue. This has to be seen as a war. This can't be seen as law enforcement. This is something - according to Dick Cheney - this is something that you handle with the Department of Defense, right? Like Bush and Cheney and Rumsfeld did.