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THE WEIRS TIMES, Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wh y is hi L L a r y ’s st a t e De p a r t m e n t
ge t t i n g un D y Bo m B e r pa s s ?
Forget about no-fly 214(b) of the U.S. Immigration and National- front line who interviewed Abdulmutallab
lists, full-body scan- ity Act to be precise), State Department con- actually show? Reports say it took just four
ners and air mar- sular officials must determine that foreigners days for his visa to be approved. Barely two
shals. All the loud applying for temporary visas (students, tour- months later, Abdulmutallab turned up
recriminations about ists and business people) will in fact return in Houston for a two-week seminar at Al
by michelle malkin
who should have to their home countries as required and will Maghrib Institute, a Muslim Brotherhood-
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done what to stop the not abuse their visa privileges. tied Islamic education center that has been
UndyBomber from This means making sure that the tempo- dubbed “Jihad U” by veteran terrorism ana-
boarding a plane to Detroit on Christmas rary visa applicant has strong ties to his na- lysts.
Day miss a more fundamental point: Young, tive land. It’s supposed to be a tough burden Now, I’m presuming that a consular official
single, rootless foreign Muslim Umar Farouk to overcome. Yet, Abdulmutallab showed no did in fact interview Abdulmutallab before
Abdulmutallab should never, ever have re- such propensities at the time he applied for rubber-stamping his visa. Before the Sep-
ceived a temporary visa into our country in his temporary visa at the U.S. Embassy in tember 11 attacks, countless visa applicants
the first place. No visa, no plane ticket. No London in June 2008. He was a 20-some- -- including 15 of the 19 9/11 hijackers --
ticket, no passage to airline jihad. thing student who had flitted from Nigeria to skipped personal appearance requirements
Even absent the intelligence we had on this Yemen to Togo to England without a family and bypassed the interview process as a
al-Qaida-trained operative before his fateful or job. He was, in other words, a textbook convenience provided by Foggy Bottom pan-
trip, Hillary Clinton’s State Department was itinerant waving more red flags than a bull- derers. This was supposed to change.
required to know better than to issue a cov- fighter. I asked the State Department Thursday for
eted entrance pass to a globe-trotting, Nige- Question: How much due diligence did the more information about the presumed con-
rian-born nomad. Under federal law (section State Department consular official on the See mAlkin on 20
his ‘hi g h n e s s ’ o r his ‘hi g h h a n D e D n e s s ’?
The more we read OKs taxing high-end health plans,” “Obama than that. We’re morally superior.”
about Obama’s health Pushes for Quick Health Care Deal,” “Confer- But now, his highness is not only not going
care scheme and his ence Committee Bypassed,” “House Will Vote to air the negotiations on television; he and
handling of it the more on Pro-Abortion Senate Bill” and -- get this his party are making sure to negotiate behind
obvious his arrogance one -- “Pelosi: ‘There Has Never Been a More closed doors, period. Even the Republicans
and contempt for the Open Process.’” -- you know, that other political party -- will
people become. Seriously, who do these people think they not be invited or permitted to participate in
This is stunning be- are? No wonder they always assumed the the discussions.
by David limbaugh
havior, really, for any worst of former President George W. Bush It gets worse. When pressed to respond to
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administration (and his and then accused him of sinister motives he the open-and-shut claim that he deceived the
party), but especially never had and actions he never committed. people in promising a transparent process,
one that holds itself As I’ve noted before, they were projecting. he simply says -- through his disgraceful sur-
out as a servant of the people and a model of They knew how they would behave if in pow- rogates -- that he isn’t going to be bothered
transparency. er. Now, once again, they’re proving it. to discuss it. He doesn’t have to explain him-
Just consider headlines from the past Think about it. Obama promised at least self. He’s the messiah. Who are we to doubt
few days: “Obama Reneges on Health Care eight times -- memorialized in video record- -- much less question -- him?
Transparency: As a Candidate, President ings -- that he would air health care debates Keep in mind, folks, that this is a bill the
Obama Promised to Put Health Care Reform and negotiations on C-SPAN for all to see. If public has clearly indicated it does not want
Negotiations on C-SPAN,” “White House RE- you watch the videos, you’ll notice that he passed. Americans are not ready for social-
FUSES To Discuss Broken C-Span Promise,” was even wearing that smug, self-righteous ized medicine. But Obama and his party don’t
“Dems Will Bypass Conference Committee To look as he made his deceitful pledge, as if to care. They are forcing it down our throats as
Get Health Care Passed,” “Sources: Obama, say: “When I take over, we are finally going to quickly as they can, unilaterally -- to bor-
Dems to sidestep GOP on health care,” return power to the people. We’ll be open and row their favorite term to criticize President
“Hatch: Healthcare bill ‘rich’ for challenges transparent. We won’t behave as Washington Bush’s foreign policy.
on constitutionality,” “AP sources: Obama politicians are used to behaving. We’re better See limBAugh on 25
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