The Times Square attack was not prevented, predicted or impeded by the actions of anyone in the Obama administration. Sorry, it's the truth. What prevented disaster in New York was simply an incompetent terrorist and and alert t-shirt vendor.
The bomb was placed and ignited; it simply malfunctioned. Had we been dealing with a well trained Jihadist they would still be piecing together the victims for identification and the bomber would be long gone.
I don't want to detract from the job that law enforcement did after the fact. The agencies involved tracked down and arrested Faisal Shahzad with amazing proficiency. That is to be commended. What bothers me is that it was all after the fact.
We need to be asking how this guy managed to fly under the radar, construct a crude bomb, and then place it in one of the most well protected targets in the United States? If this untrained and ill-equipped moron can do it then what would have happened if there had been a seasoned veteran at the helm?
Our President has invited these types of attacks with his simplistic view of the world and his defeatist rhetoric. Obama is busy bowing to our enemies when he should be putting a boot in their asses.
Maybe this is a reminder to the citizens of this country that we are not immune; we are not insulated against the wrath of those who would seek to destroy us.