This morning, I spoke with John Brennan about preliminary assessments from the ongoing consultations I have ordered into the human and systemic failures that occurred leading up to the attempted act of terrorism on Christmas Day and about our government-wide efforts at continued vigilance on homeland security and counterterrorism efforts. In a separate call, I spoke with Sec. Napolitano to receive an update on both the Department of Homeland Security review of detection capabilities and the enhanced security measures in place since the Christmas Day incident.
I anticipate receiving assessments from several agencies this evening and will review those tonight and over the course of the weekend. On Tuesday, in Washington, I will meet personally with relevant agency heads to discuss our ongoing reviews as well as security enhancements and intelligence-sharing improvements in our homeland security and counterterrorism operations.
NOTE: John Brennan is Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism.
Big deal. President Obama consulted with his experts. No heads rolled. Nobody did anything realistic to prevent another attack. There is no practical way to detect bombs swallowed, inserted or surgically implanted. Are we going to put MRI scanners in every airport and run every passenger through them? How much would that cost and how long would that take?: How about we just scan the Muslims?I have a better idea. Just keep Muslims off all flights to or over our territory. Clip Their Wings.