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By the time that we emerged from church services on Sunday morning, the media was already painting the Time Square Car Bomb attempt as “home grown”, “Timothy McVeigh-like”, and “right wing lunacy”. Whether it was one of the talking heads, or the likes of the ever-insolent Sen. Charles Schumer, the goal of their voices was to lessen the possibility that the bomb attempt was tied to Islamic radicals, and to create the greater impression that we have more to fear from those “dangerous” individuals, you know, like the Grandma’s in Quincy, Il.
Using one of President Obama’s overused phrases, “Let me be clear”, the members of law enforcement, at all levels, worked swiftly and cautiously in quickly getting this matter to the arrest(s) that have occurred. The federal agencies have shown that they may have learned a thing or two as a result of the Christmas day bomber fiasco and the manner in which they publicly handled it. I believe that is the primary reason that Attorney General Eric Holder personally made the announcement if the arrest of Faisal Shahzad at 1:30AM today.
Despite reports that the suspect claims to have worked alone, we have now learned that there have been several arrests in Pakistan this morning, possibly some family members and others.
So, instead of adopting their stance of political correctness, downplaying the role of Islamic radicals, perhaps our “leaders” should make that a primary focus in our ongoing intelligence situations, and cease painting the Tea Party Grandma’s as violent threats!