Monday, December 28, 2009


23-year-old Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab attempted to bring down a Northwest Airlines flight as it prepared to land in Detroit. This is more then a firm reminder that terrible acts are planned against the United States. It is no secret that there are more people wishing bad things towards us then there are wishing good things.

President Obama made this statement (2 days after the Christmas Day event): "This was a serious reminder of the dangers that we face," he said. "It's absolutely critical that we learn from this incident." After that he promptly went back to vacation activities, in this case heading off to the gym.

I'm guessing this sounds like I'm knocking the President for finishing up his vacation before addressing the topic with the American people. In a half hearted way it is because what I've learned in my years is that we don't need a political official to tell us how to feel or comfort us like babies. However, I will also half heartedly state that someone from Hawaii feels differently about America then, say, someone from the industrial side of Ohio. There is a large gap there besides the fact that, well, he is the President.

What happened in Detroit deserves more then what the President gave it, especially coming off the heels of what happened at Fort Hood. Oh, and how did the President act then? Well by lightheartedly giving a "shout out" incorrectly to a Medal of Honor "winner". People win the lottery. You don't "win" that award Mr. President. Also, it was the Medal of Freedom that was given to him... by you. Oh well, details right?

Both the Ft. Hood indecent and Detroit indecent were frighteningly handled in a similar fashion from the President. It's difficult to say what is right way to do things and what is wrong when coming from an ordinary citizen. Alls I'm saying is that it is two serious things treated in the same way. God forbid we get a third.

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