December 27th, 2009
03:28 PM ET
soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. The reason we are not safe.....

    is that Obama puts his socialist agenda ahead of national security.....
    we were lucky this time but we need to be lucky every time.....Al Qaeda only needs to be lucky once.....

    December 27, 2009 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  2. DJ in the Silicon Forest

    And his plan is..........

    December 27, 2009 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  3. Robin in Tampa, FL

    Sounds like a case of a very constipated individual ... nothing to see here ... move along, move along

    December 27, 2009 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  4. W l Jones

    If we had more Repubs in uniform on the front line an less behind a computer they would have no time to criticize everyone else.

    December 27, 2009 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  5. Enough

    The Republican are playing with fire and if they keep doing it, they will get burn. What is going in Iran could happen here.

    December 27, 2009 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  6. John

    Once again the republicans are making political theater out of terrorism attacks.

    Al Qaeda is making a comeback thanks to the republicans starting a war for oil profits in Iraq instead of finishing off Al Qaeda in Afghanistan in 2002.

    The republican party is showing disloyalty in the name of politics constantly criticizing our President in a time of war.

    December 27, 2009 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  7. Carole

    How refreshing to now have a commander in chief who does not pounce on these events to scare everyone like Dubya.

    December 27, 2009 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  8. Jenn, Philadelphia

    I almost laughed at Robert Gibbs on the news shows this morning. First he says they'll review the process "which has been in place for years". I guess he didn't want to say they "inherited" it. Then, in response to a question about latest intelligence reports indicating something was up, he states there was a lot of information that had to be sifted through. Funny how the left always thinks the administration should have known about 9/11 when GWB was president, but this guy gets to "sift through the information". Oh, and before you mention the memo titled "Osama bin Laden determined to strike America at home", the subtitle of that was "Duh!".

    December 27, 2009 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  9. File under "Sarcasm"

    Hey, it's not a problem. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said on CNN's "State of the Union" this morning that everything was OK after the first incident because "he was stopped before any damage could be done" by the passengers and crew.

    Why do we need Nepolitano and the TSA when each airplane's passengers and crew can take care of security for themselves.

    I think this is another great example of both a lack of direction or the wrong direction from the White House, and the appointment of liberal political crony by President Obama to a position that they are totally unqualified to hold. Maybe Nepolitano and Desirée Rogers, the White House Social Secretary, should get together as they are both pretty much in the dark on how to handle security matters.

    December 27, 2009 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  10. jules sand-perkins

    We don't need to know what the President plans to to about terrorism: he needs to know.

    December 27, 2009 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  11. Liberals are worthless

    What's the Community Organizer in Chief doing in Hawaii?

    I thought he said he wouldn't rest until the jobs crisis was under control.

    YOU LIE!

    December 27, 2009 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  12. Bren

    PLEASE let Obama resign--and find a community to organize.

    We do not need an idiot in the White House--we need a qualified, confident leader.

    The majority in our country think that Obama is a weak idiot/joke-–can you just imagine what Al Qaida thinks of him.

    December 27, 2009 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  13. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    The guy didn't want to go back to his seat before landing and got angry, happens all the time. No terrorist story here people, so get over it and we still don't know the whole story behind the other nut case.

    December 27, 2009 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  14. Al.

    We are a truly sick society! Each time one of these deluded people try their crazy brand of radicalism, human lives are at stake, yet we find people who exult in the prospects of their success.

    People who pride themselves as "patriotic" and who would gladly go half way around the world to kill off innocent Iraqis to protect America's "interests" have so much hatred for the President – just because he's black – pray and hope every day for a terrorist attack, regardless of how many Americans die, just so they can justify their criminally diabolic hatred. I really wonder how they lok themselves in the mirror daily and how they dare to close their eyes at night and sleep. May God be merciful to those right-wing, religious fanatics.

    December 27, 2009 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  15. michael armstrong sr. TX.

    This is a new flight scare with a sick passenger and just whats making this guy sick this needs to be a reason to worry heres a way to do harm by transporting infected people with deadly deceases into our country how can we really be safe .

    December 27, 2009 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  16. Hugo

    I would not call a bomb that misfired on the aircraft a thwarted attempt, I would call it a misfire. Had our intelligence people arrested this Pig prior to entering the aircraft, that would constitute a thwarted attempt, a misfire is a failed attempt that surpassed all safety and screening barriers.

    New rule of law, anyone caught actively participating in organized terrorism or gang related criminal activity is immediately put to death in a public forum, think of the environmental aspects of it. One less non-productive carbon producing unit to waste resources on!

    December 27, 2009 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |