Janet Napolitano: The system worked?!

How does she figure that the system worked?!

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Sunday that the thwarting of the attempt to blow up an Amsterdam-Detroit airline flight Christmas Day demonstrated that the system worked.

Asked by CNNs Candy Crowley on State of the Union how that could be possible when the young Nigerian who has been charged with trying to set off the bomb was able to smuggle explosive liquid onto the jet, Napolitano responded: Were asking the same questions.

Napolitano added that there was no suggestion that [the suspect] was improperly screened.

What?! You have got to be seriously insane to think that this is a demonstration of how the system worked. Someone on a terror watch list was able to get a US visa. They were able to board a plane with 80 grams of explosives strapped to his underwear. They were able to nearly detonate those explosives but a faulty detonator saved the lives of several hundred passengers. Yet Napolitano says that he wasnt improperly screened and that the system worked.

Hey, questions for you, Napolitano. If he was properly screened, how was he able to get explosives onto the airplane? If he was on a terror watch list, how could he get a visa? If he was on a no-fly list, how could he fly into the United States? His father even warned the Embassy about him last month. There was no thwarting of the terrorist the bomb failed. The system doesnt work.

If this woman thinks that the Christmas Day attack is an example of the system working, then Obama should fire her immediately. And concerned as he is about our national security, Im sure hell do just that immediately.

Oh, wait

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