Aren’t you relieved? Well, I’m glad Barack cleared that up for us, because we are just stupid sheeple that could not figure out anything for ourselves without our Messiah, The Chosen One spelling it out for us. Does anyone think al Qaeda is going to let anyone hone in on their glory?
HONOLULU (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday it appeared the man suspected of trying to bomb a Detroit-bound plane on Christmas was a member of al Qaeda and had been trained and equipped by the Islamic militant network.
Defending his administration’s counterterrorism efforts amid scathing Republican criticism, Obama said he received preliminary results of the reviews he ordered into air travel screening procedures and a “terrorist watchlist system” and expected final results in the days to come.
Obama, who is on vacation in Hawaii, had called for an immediate study of what he termed “human and systemic failures” that allowed 23-year-old Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to get on a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Detroit on December 25 allegedly with explosives in his clothes.
“The investigation into the Christmas Day incident continues, and we’re learning more about the suspect,” Obama said in his weekly radio and Internet address, posted on the White House website on Friday local time.
“It appears that he joined an affiliate of al Qaeda, and that this group — al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula — trained him, equipped him with those explosives and directed him to attack that plane headed for America,” Obama said.
Thanks for catching up with the rest of the country that includes 20 million unemployed, and the worker bees that, more than likely, ain’t take a vacation in Hawaii. Why don’t you just get back to us when you run out of smoke golf balls Barack. Okey-dokey?
UPDATE: What’s up with the prior knowledge of possible terrorist attacks during the Christmas holiday? I guess getting to Oahu and the golf course was wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy more important.