Napolitano Now Concedes System 'Failed Miserably'
VOICE: What we're focused on is making sure that the air environment remains safe, that people are confident when they travel.
GLENN: We're laying claim to her, too, Janet Napolitano.
PAT: Situation, the system worked.
GLENN: This woman is insane.
PAT: Okay, it failed miserably. But after the fact, afterward.
GLENN: Listen, no, listen to the two statements here. Go ahead. Here's the first statement.
NAPOLITANO: What we're focused on is making sure that the air environment remains safe, that people are confident when they travel and one thing I like about
GLENN: Stop, stop, stop. Is the air environment safe when you got a guy with an underwear bomb next to you? No.
PAT: Probably not.
GLENN: Okay. Do you have confidence when you travel?
PAT: Probably not.
GLENN: I mean, feel like a stupid confidence, like what are the odds.
GLENN: Not like, this thing is so safe, you look at it, now you are like, this is the most ridiculous system I've ever seen, right?
PAT: I don't feel like I'm traveling El Al, I'll tell you that.
GLENN: Yeah. That's safe.
PAT: Now that's safe.
GLENN: I've traveled El Al before, the Israeli airlines. That's safe. They give you steak knives, real steak knives. They have this theory: Let's give everybody steak knives after we found out that they're all good guys. What do you think?
PAT: I'd rather have the spork. I can't cut anything with.
GLENN: I mean, they've got the system and they do it right and I feel safe on El Al airlines. And you should feel safe because they've done it right. This doesn't make me feel safe. This makes me pissed off. What, I can't bring my shampoo? Why? You've got to be kidding me, right? I mean, it's ridiculous. It's a ridiculous system. So they failed before she's even gotten to the look, this is our job. You failed in both of them. But wait, there's more.
NAPOLITANO: What we're focused on is making sure that the air environment remains safe.
NAPOLITANO: That people are confident when they travel.
NAPOLITANO: One thing I'd like to point out is that the system worked. I think the comment is being taken out of context. What I'm saying is once the incident occurred, moving forward we were immediately able to notify the 128 flights in the air on protective measures to take, immediately able to
GLENN: Wait. The system worked because we were immediately after we found out that the guy tried to set his underpants on fire, we alerted all the other aircraft. That's like George Bush coming out and saying, "You know what? The system worked on 9/11." Once those planes all blew up, we got all of the other planes safely on the ground.
PAT: We told everybody else to landify.
GLENN: I mean, no. No, the system failed, and the system failed this time as well. For the system to succeed, you would need to catch the guy with the underwear bomb before he got on the plane.
STU: Yeah. If you want to see system succeeding, see most of 2002 through 2009.
STU: I mean, that's where
GLENN: Let's be very clear. I'll give them you know, let's be fair, which the other side never does. This system wasn't designed by Barack Obama. They're implementing it and they are the ones now saying, hey, no, everything's great, we're doing fine. Stop blaming it on other people. They deserve the blame, but this is not the difference here is the people that take these kinds of things seriously that are in charge.
STU: Yeah, I'm not saying we had an infallible system through those times but the system working is not having an attack. It's not once the guy gets on board, he has a crappy bomb.
GLENN: No, no, but that even go back to the original statement that she made. Listen to this.
NAPOLITANO: I notify law enforcement
PAT: You want the original statement.
GLENN: Where she says the system worked.
NAPOLITANO: What we're focused on is making sure that the air environment remains safe, that people are confident when they travel and one thing I'd like to point out is that the system worked. Everybody played an important role here, that the passengers and crew of the flight.
GLENN: Stop, stop. Everybody played an important part? That's not part of the system! That's a private air carrier so the pilots who are not part of your jurisdiction, oh, they did their job, they played an important the passengers? You know what? Here's a luxury that I would like to have an airliners: Not having to say let's roll. That would be kind of a nice thing for me. I mean, it's exciting, but show me an action movie instead of requiring the passengers to get the terrorists and take them out.
STU: I don't want to be an active participant in a flight.
GLENN: I don't really, either. What am I paying, what am I paying you for at Homeland Security if I have to do it in the end? Jeez, they let this guy through? Great. Now I've got to put the guy's pants out. Now, here's the amazing thing to me. She's saying the system worked because the passengers and everybody did their job. You know there was an assassination attempt that was going to happen with George Washington. Now imagine if George Washington, who didn't wasn't assassinated came out and said, "There was an assassination attempt that was going to be on me but the system worked and we stopped it." How did they stop it? Guy was in jail. Heard someone else in jail talk about it. That person alerted George Washington. Well, now hang on just a second. How did that that's not part of the system. If somebody would have been in an infiltrated, if somebody would have been and listened. They required a prisoner to make a deal with the government to be able to say, "hey, by the way, got some information. George Washington, they are going to try to kill him." That's not the system.
GLENN: That's a guy in prison.
STU: Right, exactly. We all have our part in it. We always talk about being vigilant and everything else and that's all necessary.
GLENN: That's not the system.
STU: But your job as the government is to make all that stuff happen without us. We're supposed to be a bonus. We're gravy in the system.
STU: I mean, we're the ones that are like, everything you fail, we might catch something and that's great.
GLENN: Here's, even in the George Washington thing somebody sees something, they say something. And it helps. This one is, somebody saw something. The guy's dad. He then said something to not just one organization. He said it to the embassy, to MI5 and to the CIA. They did nothing. So it failed there. Then all of the security, all of the new passport technology and everything else, that fails. You've got a guy who's saying, hey, put him on a watch list, put him on a list, will you? He's been radicalized. That system fails at the airport. The guy then goes through security. That system fails. Then he gets on board. Was there an air marshal that stopped this guy or was it just passengers?
GLENN: It was just passengers. So the air marshal system failed. How many air failures do you need before somebody in the press says, hey, Janet Napolitano, get the hell out. The system didn't fail. Please. The system is failing yet again. Every day this woman sits in office, every day the president doesn't have to account for this, the system has failed yet again. And this system, just a reminder, I know you know this. This system failing means our fellow countrymen are at risk. How many ways does this administration and do the people in Washington have to put us at risk, put our children at risk, put our country's future at risk before we say enough; we want some answers? Tonight at 5:00, tonight at 5:00, case closed. All this week on the Glenn Beck program on the Fox News Channel we're going to show you what we've said in the past. I'm tired of these smear campaigns. I'm tired of people saying that I lie, that I, you know, am a conspiracy theorist. Whatever. I'm tired of it. I'll show you what I've said. Then I'll show you what they said about me and then I'm going to give you the update. Before we move forward in 2010, we're tying together and wrapping up 2009. All this week, case closed. Not going to argue it anymore. They've had their time. The defense has been smear. If the law's on your side, you argue the law. If the facts are on your side, you argue the facts. If neither of those are on your side, you smear the other side. And that's all they've done. I lay the case out one final time. You don't want to miss it. It's one for your friends and one for the DVR. All this week, 5:00 on the Fox News Channel.