Morrissey notes further:
Of course, let’s not forget that this is actually an improvement for State. They didn’t get around to revoking Mohammed Atta’s visa until six months after 9/11.
It should be mentioned that Atta was already dead, so it wasn't as if he could use it again.
President Bush was far more successful in battling terrorists after the government figured out the U.S. was in a shooting war with these terrorist vermin after 9/11, something The One refuses to acknowledge one little bit. However, the expansion of the intelligence bureaucracy that was set up under his administration didn't, to me, seem like the right approach as it gives more agencies the ability to point fingers.
Now The One is President, and all of the shortfalls of this expansion are coming home to roost. Not on the administration (per se), but on the American people. Part of it is the bureaucracy itself. But it also includes the people in charge of it. It took Obama 11 days to finally come out with a forceful statement about the problems with this bureaucracy, to get it working better, and against America's enemies.
But even here, The One falls back on his usual crap, especially with closing Gitmo. Not surprisingly, he continues to perpetuate the Al Qaeda lie that Gitmo is one of the reasons the U.S. is hated, as if that should matter. If Obama was as damn smart as he and everyone claims he is, especially as compared to President Bush, he should be able to figure out a way to put the terrorists in a reactive mode instead of the U.S.
That assumes The One actually wants to make the fight against Al Qaeda a priority, which he clearly doesn't. That has been shown repeatedly in the year he's been in office. The American people aren't as safe as we were under President Bush. Dick Cheney has been right all along.