Obama certainly has made an excessive show of apologizing for the failure of the global surveillance system to observe the beam in its own eye. That is good, albeit excessive, since he should admit it was a failing and also hold responsible those who failed to do the minimum due diligence. It was definitely a screw up.

What is incredible is how seriously this failed non-attack is being taken as far as government responsibility goes in contrast to the Bush years when not one person was held responsible for the multiple, years-long failures that allowed the 9-11 attacks to occur. Nobody.

This is in part why we elected this man president, because he said he would take this kind of incompetence seriously and because he believes in at least some level of accountability and speaks to the public with respect. A bit refreshing--if it actually means future competence.


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