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Jeffrey Goldberg: In Defense of Janet Napolitano – Atlantic

Posted By Jacob Laksin On December 28, 2009 @ 1:29 pm In Uncategorized | 6 Comments

Yes, I know Napolitano said something exceedingly stupid yesterday (and has now retracted it) but here’s the problem with criticism of Napolitano — she’s been on the job for less than a year. The attacks of 9/11 took place more than eight years ago. For most of that period, it was the Bush Administration in charge. And what did the Bush Administration do about air security between 9/11 and the beginning of 2009, when they left office? Well, they managed to spend those years not installing the sort of body-imaging machines in our airports that might actually stop some terrorists from smuggling explosives onto airplanes:

via In Defense of Janet Napolitano – Jeffrey Goldberg.


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