Joe Scarborough was interviewing Rep. Tancredo tonight.
Scarborough: "Do you trust the President?"
Rep. Tancredo: "No sir."
Can't say it better.
Let's compare the 10/1 bombing in Norman to the failed 7/21 bomb in London. For whatever reason, both attempts fizzled. In that way the events are similar. But the response of authorities is not similar.
In London, all possible participants were arrested and held, and they were assured that any further attempt would be met with deadly force. It's true that the only recipient of deadly force was (presumably) uninvolved, but the shooting demonstrated to the Mohammedans that the police were perfectly willing to shoot anything that looked suspicious. The English authorities learned quickly.
What happened in Norman? The cops questioned several of Hinrichs's Mohammedan associates and then RELEASED them. His car, apparently containing evidence of chemicals, was left out in public view, unguarded and unimpounded. Hinrichs was blatantly obvious in his preparations, and the feed store clerk did his part in notifying the authorities. The authorities dropped the ball.
Our authorities obviously have not learned a goddamn thing. Unlike the British, they are clearly not ready for the varsity.
No sir, I don't trust the President. He finally gave a half-decent speech today, in which he began to treat Americans as adults for the first time. Too little, too late.
About the picture: Polistra isn't exactly an imposing linebacker. In fact she doesn't like football much. But she loves Oklahoma and Oklahomans fiercely, and for most Okies an assault on OU football is sacrilege and blasphemy; perhaps akin to an Englishman's feelings about an assault on the Queen.
Updates, via Tapscott:
Jayna Davis at WND
reports that FBI has sealed the search warrant for Hinrichs's apartment, presumably so they can maintain the Standard Lone Gunman Theory and carefully protect our enemies from public exposure. Glad to see Davis is working this story; she did a good job of covering the possible Mohammedan connections of the Murrah Building bombing. (She was too firmly convinced of her specific pet theory, but at least she reported facts we weren't getting elsewhere.) .... Also at WND is a good account of the Ramadan Offensive, which we are clearly seeing right now. The plan was openly stated by Zawahiri and Zarqawi earlier this year, but our government and major media decided not to tell us about it. ... Fox just interviewed Mark Tapscott. He did a great job of laying down the major points in the few seconds allowed him. Fox fair-n-balanced Tapscott with an 'expert' named Bill Daley who obviously knew nothing at all about the story. I guess total ignorance is a good balance for knowledge.