Yet another indication of the unseriousness of the Obama Administration towards the national security of the United States of America:
The top official in charge of analyzing terror threats did not cut short his ski vacation after the underwear bomber nearly blew up an airliner on Christmas Day, the Daily News has learned.
Michael Leiter, director of the National Counterterrorism Center since 2007, decided not to return to his agency’s “bat cave” nerve center in McLean, Va., until several days after Christmas, two U.S. officials said.
“People have been grumbling that he didn’t let a little terrorism interrupt his vacation,” said one of the sources.
On Jan. 2, Leiter surprised many Obama administration officials with his first statement on the Detroit bombing attempt - eight days after it happened.
That same day, National Public Radio had aired an interview - taped before Christmas - in which Leiter said it is "harder and harder for us to detect" Al Qaeda's improved capabilities.
"We're not going to stop every attack," he predicted, ominously. "Americans have to very much understand that it is impossible to stop every terrorist event. But we have to do our best."
Maybe if Leiter had any interest, or any pull, he could get the CIA to divert its resources back to fighting terror as opposed to lending spy infrastructure to the Obama-approved War on Global Warming.
Funny, we didn't see any successful attacks under George W. Bush after 9/11. Since Obama has taken over, we've been under siege.
It's all about the attitude, and cowboy tough kicks the crap out of intellectual cool any day of the week...