Monday, December 28, 2009

Shared Responsibility in the Delta Terror Attack

Crooks and Liars posted a fascinating video in which Rep. Pete Hoekstra told Fox News' Chris Wallace Sunday that it is "fair" to hold the Obama administration responsible for the a failure to detect an attempted terror attack. Friday, Hoekstra told the Detroit Free Press that the Obama administration needed to "connect the dots."

Now, I'm all for the idea of shared responsibility, but this doesn't seem to be a case of it. Hoekstra explained that the reason the Obama administration should be held responsible is because they've stopped using the work "terrorist." This has somehow allowed our collective guard to be lowered and a near tragedy resulted in Detroit.

Here's what John Amato has to say about it.

What depths will these conservative hacks sink to as they attack President Obama? For what I have no idea. Hoekstra hasn't even been briefed on the attacks, but he has his talking points ready. Does he also hold Bush and Cheney accountable for the 9/11 attacks, the anthrax attacks and the shoe bomber attack? That would have been a proper follow up question from Chris Wallace, but that would never happen. And since no one was hurt in the newest try unlike what happened under Bush, Hoekstra should be praising Obama.

What's your opinion? Do you think Representative Hoekstra would go for my theory about legitimate gun owners being partly responsible for the gun problems in America? Is it right for him to blame Obama?

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