Jason Linkens hit the nail on the head with the description of this interview... "All right! Bring on the bedwetters, Joe Lieberman and Peter King!" After both of these clowns endorsed a bill to strip terrorism suspects of their U.S. citizenship, neither of these two should be allowed to go on television ever again. Unfortunately I know our media is going to keep bringing them back on to do some more fear mongering at every opportunity.
I've got to wonder if we'd have the unfortunate circumstance of these two polluting the airways with this garbage if that Times Square bomber had turned out to be a home grown American right wing militia member. Somehow, I doubt it.
WALLACE: Senator Lieberman, you just heard Mr. Brennan, the White House counterterrorism adviser. Your reaction to his discussion of the way that the case of the Times Square bomber was handled?
LIEBERMAN: Well, after the fact of the attempted bombing attack last Saturday night, the reaction was not just excellent, it was almost miraculous -- 53 hours and we've apprehended him. Great cooperation. Just the kind of work that we all hoped would happen when we set up the Department of Homeland Security post-9/11.
But the fact is that we were lucky. We did not prevent the attempted attack. And that's the -- in some sense, the fourth break through our defenses. Last spring in Arkansas, Hasan, the Detroit bomber and this one.
Look, we're in a big open society. And if people are fanatical enough to put their own lives on the line -- "I want to kill other innocent human beings" -- it's hard to stop them every time, but that has to be our goal. So I'd say in terms of prevention, the system failed.
And what we've got to do now is to go back, put all the facts together and look at every point. Was there something the U.S. government, our allies, could have done to stop Faisal Shahzad before he parked that car in Times Square?
4. I think we should assign one full-time NSA agent to every person in America.
They can follow that person around constantly every hour of every day. Actually, we will probably need 3 NSA agents per person so they can work 8 hour shifts. Now, the logistics on this could get tough, since we will also need 3 NSA agents to follow every NSA agent, so I assume some of the agents will have to be foreign contractors. But this is America! The best country in the world! And we have to protect our lives at any cost. And they only way to guarantee that is to constantly monitor everyone in the country, so if that's what it takes, we just have to do it.
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