Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Kidding me? Did Pres BO say that the terrorist 'allegedly' tried to blow up a plane?

Over the last few days, we've learned one thing for sure: "Whatever his name" is did try to blow up the plane landing in Detroit!

Just listen to the passengers!

Wonder how many passengers agree with Pres BO that this terrorist "allegedly" tried to kill 250 people over Michigan?

Nevertheless, Pres BO said yesterday that the terrorist 'allegedly" try to blow up the plane.

Shouldn't we hear something more definite from Pres BO?

Pres BO's leadership style is starting to come under severe scrutiny, specially now that he has to make decisions rather than just give "healing the planet" speeches in front of adoring crowds.

Handling problems the Obama way is the latest article that questions Pres BO's style:

"There is a sense of déjà vu in the Obama administration’s response to the attempted terrorist attack on Christmas Day.

A by-now familiar pattern has been established for dealing with unexpected problems.

First, White House aides downplay the notion that something may have gone wrong on their part.

While staying out of the spotlight, the president conveys his efforts to address the situation and his feelings about it through administration officials.

After a few days, the White House concedes on the issue, and perhaps Obama even steps out to address it.

That same scenario unfolded over the summer when Obama said Sgt. James Crowley, a white Cambridge, Mass., police officer, “acted stupidly” when he arrested Henry Louis Gates Jr., a black Harvard professor, in his own home.

It happened in March when the public was outraged over AIG dishing out hefty bonuses.

More recently the public witnessed the dynamic after a security breach at President Barack Obama’s first state dinner."

A little too much dithering?

We are not saying that Pres BO should have declared war on Nigeria or Holland.

At the same time, it would have been nice to have seen a more engaged presidency saying something like this:

First, this is unacceptable. How did this guy get on the plane?

Second, the terrorist is a terrorist who did try to blow up an aircraft and kill innocent people.

Instead, we got "legalisms" and "we need more reviews"!

Yes, we need a review but we also need a president who showed some passion about the fact that a terrorist tried to kill US citizens.




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