Especially Obama’s Terror Chief, who refused to cut short his ski vacation to return to Washington after the attempted Christmas Day attack. I guess he’s right when he said, “Oh well, we can’t expect to prevent every (Muslim) terrorist attack.”
WASHINGTON – The top official in charge of analyzing terror threats did not cut short his ski vacation after the underwear bomber nearly blew up an airliner on Christmas Day, the Daily News has learned. Michael Leiter, director of the National Counterterrorism Center since 2007, decided not to return to his agency’s “bat cave” nerve center in McLean, Va., until several days after Christmas, two U.S.officials said.
“People have been grumbling that he didn’t let a little terrorism interrupt his vacation,” said one of the sources. READ MORE: NY DAILY NEWS
And look who else didn’t think the Christmas Day attempted attack was important enough to cut short HIS vacation either: LEON PANETTA, CIA DIRECTOR.
On the day that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab attempted to blow up a Northwest airline flight headed for Detroit, Leon Panetta, director of the CIA, was on holiday in Monterey, Calif. when Abdulmutallab was apprehended, and didn’t return to CIA headquarters in Langley, Va. until the weekend following Jan. 1. In addition, Stephen Kappes, CIA deputy director, reportedly didn’t see the need to return to CIA headquarters from his vacation despite the major intelligence community failure. He returned to Washington, D.C. just after the Khost bombing on Dec. 30 that killed seven CIA officers. CBS NEWS
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