Faced with his administration’s failure to head off the Christmas Day and Times Square bombers, or to stop the Fort Hood shooter before his murderous rampage, Pres. Obama sent his chief counter-terrorism adviser out this morning with apparent instructions to resort to that last refuge of scoundrels: patriotism.
When on today’s Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace confronted John Brennan, PBO’s top terrorism advisor, with this record of failure, Brennan sought to twist the question into an attack on our nation’s troops, invoking their patriotism.
CHRIS WALLACE: Some top Republicans are saying that the administration has been more lucky than good in some of these terror cases, given that Shahzad and the Christmas Day attempted bomber, Abdul mutallab, both detonated bombs that just failed to go off. Do you consider the Times Square attack a success for Homeland Security?
JOHN BRENNAN: I consider that Homeland Security, law enforcement, intelligence, the military have done an outstanding job since 9-11. You know when I hear these references to being lucky, tell that to the hundreds of thousands of American men and women who are serving in Afghanistan and in other parts of the world. Who are at our ports of entry. Who is working around the clock here in the United States and abroad? That’s not luck. That’s patriotism. That’s dedication. That’s capability and talent.
Listen to the faux outrage in Brennan’s voice. He knew very well that Wallace wasn’t criticizing the efforts of our troops, but that of the likes of Brennan, Napolitano, and Pres. Obama himself. But oh so convenient to hide behind the skirts of our fighting forces.