Wednesday, April 29, 2009

New Yorkers or Al Qaeda Terrorists: Whose Feelings Count?

"Scaring New Yorkers and causing mass panic" is okay, but "scaring Al Qaeda terrorists and thereby saving thousands of American lives is a prosecutable offense."

Thus observed one New Yorker.

Yes, the Feds knew the New York City Flyover "would cause panic," [via Hot Air]:
Federal officials knew that sending two fighter jets and Air Force One to buzz ground zero and Lady Liberty might set off nightmarish fears of a 9/11 replay, but they still ordered the photo-op kept secret from the public.
According to
a memo issued by the Federal Aviation Administration, that agency "threatened federal sanctions" against the NYPD, the Secret Service, the, FBI and the Mayor's Office if the "secret ever got out."

Hey, that's a really important secret, unlike the interrogation techniques used to protect the lives of ordinary Americans. The White House has to draw the line somewhere.

Someone at the White House apologized [wink, wink] to the New Yorkers who had been placed in fear of their lives. After all, we are meant to believe, the Secret Service never can tell where Air Force One and Air Force Two and all those mischievous little F-16s are going to show up.

Nobody apologized to the Al Qaeda terrorists, this time.

1 comment:

  1. This administration doesn't give 2 $hits about anything. Who can blame them?
    They have been unchecked from day one and will continue to be unchecked by the MSM.
    They have carte-blanche to do and say anything they want with zero repercussions.