With the arrest of Faisal Shahzad, a 30-year-old U.S. citizen from Pakistan, in connection with the attempted Times Square bombing, it's a good moment to look back at what some key New York politicians were saying in the aftermath of the (thankfully) non-event.
Let's start with New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg:
Bloomberg told CBS Evening News Anchor Katie Couric that the suspect behind the bombing attempt could be a domestic terrorist angry at the government who acted alone. "If I had to guess 25 cents, this would be exactly that. Homegrown, or maybe a mentally deranged person, or somebody with a political agenda that doesn't like the health care bill or something. It could be anything," he said.
In other words, Hizzoner's guess was that this was the work of a ...teabagger. Methinks the Mayor spends too much time reading the op-ed pages of the New York Times and needs to get out more. Then again, why would our multi-billionaire only bet $0.25 on his supposition? Maybe he didn't want to risk his fortune on on a bad guess?
Equally insightful is New York Senator Chuck Schumer, who has worked hand-in-hand with Barack Obama to destroy New York City (which would lead tot he collapse of the entire state fifteen minutes later). His remarks:
"The odds are quite high that this was a lone wolf.... "
I say the odds are quite high that you don't know what the f*ck you are talking about. As usual.
And from the woman who is running the show, Janet Napolitano:
Janet Napolitano, appeared on the NBC News program “Meet the Press” and said, “You know, at this point I have no information that it’s anything other than a one-off.”
Just think...these people are in charge of protecting you, your children, your families, your loved ones. Chilling.
And wait until this crew comes knocking on the door, with big smiles, saying "Congratulations! We are going to try 9/11 mastermind KSM in downtown Manhattan! But have no fears, we can assure you that it will be perfectly safe..."