Congressman Pete Hoekstra (MI), top Republican on the House Permanant Select Committee on Intelligence, wrote a piece today for Human Events. See the following excerpt of "Where are the Other Abdulmutallabs?":
President Obama’s failure to appreciate the seriousness of the Fort Hood and Detroit attacks reflects fundamental problems in his approach to national security and terrorism. His administration not only has had difficulty in using the word “terrorism,” it even tried to replace it with the incomprehensible term “man-caused disasters.” The Obama administration says that we are at war with al-Qaeda but has tried to treat terrorism as a criminal matter, apparently in the belief that if we talk nicely to terrorists and grant them U.S. constitutional protections, they won’t attack us. Obama officials have condemned tough Bush-era counterterrorism policies as “the politics of fear” and the president has apologized for America’s approach to the Muslim world.