The View From 1776
Monday, January 04, 2010
For Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn, and David Axelrod, the ideological core of President Obama’s administration, the enemies to be silenced are those who still stand for the original Constitution and the original Judeo-Christian ethos upon which the nation was founded.
Judith Miller on the City Journal website describes the Obama administration’s initial reactions to the near-miss terrorist bombing attempt on an airliner bound for Detroit.
For the first three days after the incident, administration officials congratulated themselves, declaring that the system had worked as planned. This ignored the fact that only the heroism of alert passengers and crew on the airliner averted disaster. The Federal security system had failed in every single aspect.
As damning facts emerged, the Transportation Security Agency slapped together a memorandum of draconian new measures that appeared to inconvenience and delay passengers more than to deter potential terrorist bombers.
Miller reports what happened thereafter:
But the new restrictions on passenger activity on international flights prompted protests and ridicule, especially after they were leaked to two travel blogger-journalists