Republicans – including Senator Richard Burr – couldn’t wait to blame the Obama administration for the Christmas Day terrorist scare.
In other words, to indulge in the kind of politics they called unpatriotic when Bush and Cheney were in charge.
Let’s look at some facts.
A. Burr agrees with the President that the failed attack in Detroit was a colossal failure in communications between the State Department, the intelligence community and the Department of Homeland Security.
B. Burr concludes that the Obama administration isn’t being tough enough in the war on terrorism.
C. The 9/11 attacks took place almost 100 months ago.
D. Obama has been President for 11 months.
E. Bush and Cheney were in charge of American security for 89 months.
Now let’s play the blame game.