Before our illustrious Imperial Senate begins its "investigation" of the failed Underwear Bomber attack in Detroit, I'd like to hand over the real culprit of the caper:
The Black Hole Known As Government.
Yes, like one of those looney tune Truthers, let me be the first to officially blame the the whole Underwear Bomber affair on the federal government. No, I don't think it was distract us from the Obamacareless debate, nor do I believe it was intentionally done, so we can be dragged into a war. (I may be fat, but I'm not the Right's answer to Michael Moore.) No, once again, just like every problem we've had since the beginning of the 20th Century, this problem was caused by a federal government that has become a black hole--a tear in the space/time continuum. Now, unlike the black holes in space, this black hole sucks up money and common sense into a place so dense nothing can escape.
I don't really think at this point we can blame one person. There's too much blame to go around. That's because, like a black hole in space, the federal government has gotten so big and destructive, one can not honestly just blame one person for this foul up. For example, Chairman Obama, like an automaton, blamed his predecessor Bush, claiming the security system we have in place was four years old and it was something he inherited. (Hmmm...Where have we heard that before ?) The Democrats quickly blamed Jim DeMint, who held up the confirmation of Obama's head of the TSA, Erroll Southers, who wanted the TSA workers to unionize. It's sort of like a game of "telephone" that doesn't end when you get to the end of the room, it ends when another 3000 Americans die needlessly.
The bottom line is this: A mistake was made because the government has become massive. The left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing. When bureaucracies become so ridiculously massive, agencies can't coordinate their efforts. That's obvious because The Underwear Bomber's own father ratted him out in Nigeria and yet, our impotent government did nothing. The NSA intercepted al-Qaeda communicades about using a Nigerian man for an attack---umm....Hello, Mcfly! The worst part of it is, Abdulmutallab was already on a terror watch list!
How much longer until we're all sucked in ?