EDITOR OF REDSTATE
Napolitano’s Inept Homeland Security Department
Rowan Scarborough has the top story at Human Events today.
In New York’s Time Square, it was a hot dog vendor who spotted a bomb-laden Nissan SUV. The man who parked it there, Faisal Shahzad, was able to board a Persian Gulf-bound jet many hours after Janet Napolitano’s Department of Homeland Security, which is in charge of airport screening, knew his identity.
In an airliner over Detroit, passengers prevented Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab from igniting an underwear bomb. The bomber was known to DHS as a potential saboteur, but was able to board the U.S.-to-Amsterdam flight on Christmas Day.
A month earlier, base police stopped Fort Hood shooter Nidal Malik Hasan, a radical Islamist, after he killed 13 of his Army colleagues. Hasan’s growing extremism and links to a fanatic al Qaeda preacher in Yemen were not acted on by the Obama Administration, including DHS.