Friday 8 January 2010
White House review of attempted terrorist attack
The White house has release its summary of the review on the December 25, 2009 Attempted Terrorist Attack and the related directive. The White House Blog has the press release which says "The review of our security and intelligence systems following the attempted terrorist attack on Christmas Day has been completed. The President spoke two days ago about 'the urgency of getting this right,'and the identification of failures in this review, along with the immediate ordering of reforms and corrective steps both today and in the days since this incident, are a recognition of that urgency. This review is also a recognition that while there is no place for partisanship and the old Washington blame game in dealing with Al Qaeda and the threat they represent, keeping American safe depends on honest and direct accountability."