Abdul Farouk Umar Abdulmutallab, 23, who tried to blow up Flight 253 flying from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas Day, is the son of Alhaji Umaru Mutallab, the recently retired chairman of First Bank in Nigeria.Coming on the heels of the Ft. Hood massacre, how the Hell could this happen? How is it that our government has evidence that people are dangerous yet they fail to protect us? Prof. Jacobson has written Terrorist Attacks Plane, Think Progress Attacks Pete Hoekstra, detailing the Left's attack on Rep. Hoekstra because Hoekstra dared to say “People have got to start connecting the dots here and maybe this is the thing that will connect the dots for the Obama administration,” said Hoekstra.
From AllAfrica.com: “According to the family members, Mutallab has been uncomfortable with the boy’s extreme religious views and had six months ago reported his activities to United States’ Embassy, Abuja and Nigerian security agencies.”(emphasis added)
Apparently this guy was on the "Watch List" but not the "No Fly List". Fat lot of good it does to watch someone if the government doesn't lift a finger to act on the information they receive. Hoeksra is on Fox right now pointing out that both Hasan, of Ft. Hood, and the Northwest Airlines bomber have ties to Yemen and radical imam Anwar al-Awlaki.
The Left can say anything they want but the fact is that President Bush did keep us safe for the seven years after 9/11. In Obama's first year we have already had one successful terrorist attack and we would have had a second one yesterday had it not been for dumb luck. I for one don't want to rely on dumb luck for my family's safety.