Obama has demanded answers on why the U.S. intelligence community never pieced together information that could have prevented Abdulmutallab, charged with trying to destroy a Detroit-bound airliner, from ever getting on the plane. Obama called the situation "totally unacceptable" when he met with reporters Tuesday and put his top intelligence officials on notice that he wanted changes.
Administration officials have spent the last week poring over reams of data, looking for failings that allowed Abdulmutallab to board the from Nigeria by way of . Officials have been sending details to Brennan, who has emerged at the center of the review.In other words the Obama people are again checking the work of the CIA and other assets when it might be the fault of bureaucracy and turf-protection. If they come to the conclusion that our intelligence operations is just a big mess and try to change that then I hope they succeed. If it is just a "blame the CIA" sort of thing then it is yet another failure of the White House. Especially when CIA guys are now dying in foreign wars.