"If we can’t catch a Nigerian with a powerful explosive powder in his oddly feminine-looking underpants and a syringe full of acid, a man whose own father had alerted the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria, a traveler whose ticket was paid for in cash and who didn’t check bags, whose visa renewal had been denied by the British, who had studied Arabic in Al Qaeda sanctuary Yemen, whose name was on a counterterrorism watch list, who can we catch?
"We are headed toward the moment when screeners will watch watch-listers sashay through while we have to come to the airport in hospital gowns, flapping open in the back."
--Maureen Dowd, in her New York Times column today, "As the Nation’s Pulse Races, Obama Can’t Seem to Find His." Ed Morrissey wonders whether Obama "has lost Maureen Dowd." Read the whole thing. (HT: Instapundit.)