President Obama on Saturday linked the man accused in a botched Christmas Day airline bombing to an al Qaeda affiliate based in Yemen.Nice of Barry to get around acknowledging something that Al Qaeda told us already like a week ago. Good move too by Barry to do something Joe Lieberman passionately suggested already: target militants in Yemen. Barry and his leftists minions may have a hard time acknowledging it, but now only are we at war, but Barry's gonna have to get his George W. Bush-groove on in order to continue keeping Americans safe.
The president pledged that everyone involved in the attack would be held accountable. He also highlighted his administration's attempts to crack down on extremist enclaves in Yemen, and reiterated his longstanding promise to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat" al Qaeda.
Obama has been criticized by some political opponents for not responding more aggressively to a botched December 25 attempt to blow up a Northwest Airlines passenger jet en route from Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Detroit, Michigan.
Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab is accused of trying to ignite explosives smuggled aboard the plane in his underwear. Obama confirmed Saturday that AbdulMutallab, 23, recently traveled to Yemen and "it appears that he joined an affiliate of al Qaeda."