Closing the barn door after the terrorist got away
Over at The Atlantic , Jeffrey Goldberg has some quick observations about the alleged perp of the Time Square almost terrorism (there, I've used the "t" word but that's ok because finally, so did President Barack Obama [D] ) incident.
2. Janet Napolitano should subcontract the work of the Department of Homeland Security to the NYPD. (snip)
3. I don't think that Faisal Shahzad, if he is indeed a terrorist, was radicalized solely by the construction in East Jerusalem of apartment buildings for Jews. This suggests the limited relevance of the "linkage" argument.
But how can some people (liberals?) conclude "that our adversary is not capable of doing great damage"? Isn't that profiling, or even worse, bigotry, to suggest that our adversary, in this case, radical Islamists, aren't capable, aren't intelligent, can't plan?
Oh by the way, Mr. Shahzad, achieved no-fly list status sometimes probably on Monday but had passed all the security checks to board the plane despite the blaring red alert of paying cash for his last minute ticket
He also ,by the way, passed all the security checks to become a US citizen last year and is reported to have been a registered Democrat.
It is also being reported that government agents are studying Shahzad's citizen application very carefully. Uhm, shouldn't they have been doing that prior to granting him citizenship?
Or would that have been profiling?