Thursday, January 7, 2010

Change, Under the Radar

But one that is extremely refreshing for me, personally.

President Barack Obama on Thursday took responsibility for a "systemic failure" that allowed an alleged terrorist to board a flight to the U.S.

The president made the announcement at the White House after his national security team concluded the initial reviews Obama ordered after Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab attempted to detonate a plastic explosive aboard a Detroit-bound plane.

"Ultimately, the buck stops with me," Obama said.
Wingnuts appear to be near ecstasy in promoting Al Qeada's agenda.  I've heard suggestions that we launch more invasions in response to what people may or may not  have in their underpants.  Jim Duh-Mint thinks that the President is failing us because he doesn't say "terrorist" enough.  Their rhetoric may be less intelligent than what they offered in the health care reform debates (that's debatable, of course...).

But all of this is only distracting us.  Disappointments with other issues aside for a moment, it's nice to once again have an adult in the White House, taking responsibility, and being more direct with the American public.

Treating us as if we were adults ourselves!

What a novel concept.  (And of course the last thing the GOP wants to have happen, having no adult contributions to the narrative.)

1 comment:

  1. Yeah Jason. Obama manned up. That was cool.
    "Learn from our mistakes and correct them". What a concept. "will be held accountable for mistakes". I like that one too. Like you said, it feels like we're out of grammar school now.