The crimes keep piling up. The 23 year old Nigerian that tried to bring down Flight 253, and was injured in the attempt, pled not guilty in a criminal court today. What’s worse? Not Guilty or even wasting our money on a criminal court case? AYFKM? The hits just keep on coming with this administration. And can someone point out to Bob Barr that there is actually a war going on, and 3,000 innocents died on 9.11?
DETROIT (Reuters) – A federal judge entered a not guilty plea on Friday on behalf of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the 23-year-old Nigerian accused in the attempted bombing of a Detroit-bound airplane that prompted a sweeping review of U.S. security procedures.
Abdulmutallab, who shuffled into court in leg irons, answered questions from U.S. Magistrate Mark Randon, who entered the not guilty plea after his court-appointed lawyer said the defendant would “stand mute.”
He was arraigned on six charges including attempted murder and the attempted use of a “weapon of mass destruction” to bring down a plane carrying 289 other people.
Why only 6 charges of attempted murder? Why not one for every single person on the plane? What am I saying? This guy shouldn’t even be in a criminal court because he isn’t a criminal; he’s an enemy combatant!
President Obama: Security failure ‘my responsibility’
President Barack Obama on Thursday accepted responsibility for intelligence shortcomings that led to a failed Christmas Day bombing plot on a Detroit-bound airliner, saying, “Ultimately, the buck stops with me.
“As president, I have a solemn responsibility to protect our nation and our people, and when the system fails, it is my responsibility,” Obama said.
Obama said an intelligence review found that the U.S. government had the information needed to thwart the plot but failed to do so because of a series of compounding shortcomings, including that intelligence analysts didn’t focus heavily enough on information warning that al-Qaeda in Yemen wanted to strike the United States.
“The U.S. government had the information scattered through the system to potentially uncover this plot and disrupt the attack. Rather than a failure to collect and share this intelligence, this was a failure to connect and understand the intelligence we already had,” Obama said at the White House.