Do we blame this one on President Bush? After all, he is the guy who first implemented Homeland Security. He was probably sitting at home in his new Dallas home, knowing full well that a guy with a bomb was going to get on a plane in Amsterdam. Maybe he was at a school reading to kids or talking to Cheney on the other line. Either a conspiracy or a lack of security. We will here both in the coming months I am sure of that.
President Obama has stated that the Department of Homeland Security will be first responders. Kind of like police and fire fighters I guess. They get the 911 call, and they respond. Simple enough. But not very smart.
Terrorists and others (also terrorists, but the PC people insist we refrain from such terms) who want to hurt the USA must be laughing their heads off at how inane our "first responder" plan is. We will go into action after the roadside bombs go off. We will go into action after the plane load full of good Americans goes down. We will go into action after the dirty nukes have detonated. What?
Another case of PC gone too far. I remember one of my uncles telling me 20 years ago that this whole political correctness thing was going to get folks killed. Well, right now it is right in front of our faces. An entire plane would have gone down. People would have died. But, damn-it, we would not have offended anyone.
I have an idea. Lets get our Dept. Of Homeland Security to do their job (the name says it all), or lets disband the department. After all, we already have first responders. They are known as police and fire fighters. No need to fund a useless do nothing agency.