Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Obama AWOL During Terrorist Attack
President Obama finally emerged from his bunker in Hawaii to address the attempted terrorist attack by a Al-Qaeda operative. Americans have not seen President Obama since a Nigerian man tried to blow up a Northwestern airlines plane in Detroit on Christmas Day. But Americans have finally got a glimpse of the President style during in the face of a crisis. Obama took some of his so-called valuable time from his Hawaii vacation to publicly address the incident on Monday afternoon, has kept quiet over the past few days. That is his approach in this type of situation aides say to seek fact based assessment. So for the first few days Obama left public comments to senior members of his administration. Therefore, behind the scenes he has held secure teleconference briefings every day with his top national security advisers and officials and federal agencies. Based on information he gleaned from those, he ordered a review of the procedures and screening airline passengers and placing individuals on the governments different terrorist watch list. His press office regularly released statements about how Obama has been monitoring the situation. On Sunday Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and Homeland Security Secretary Janet "Confused" Napolitano hit the talk shows to announce the review that Obama ordered and to be the first to publicly answer questions about the situation. He will continue to ask tough questions and respond appropriately as required,"White House Official said. Throughout it all, Obama continued his holiday vacation in Hawaii with a round of golf Saturday and a trip to the beach on Sunday. The excuse used why the President profile is so low. There appears to be a feeling in the administration that putting him out there to address this type of incident immediately would give added merit. Elevating the status of the man who attempts, unsuccessfully, an act of terrorism in that way also could set off copycat schemes. Finally, could you imagine President Bush pulling a "disappearing act" during a failed terrorist attack the liberal media would have had a "Jihad" against President Bush and his Administration. President Obama went AWOL during this terrorist because he did not want to stop playing golf. The liberal media would crucify President for the rest of his Presidency for his lack of concern over national security. I forgot they did.