"U.S. officials say a Northwest Airlines passenger from Nigeria said he was acting on behalf of al Qaeda when he tried to blow up a flight Friday as it landed in Detroit.
Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., identified the suspect as Abdul Mudallad, a Nigerian. King said the flight began in Nigeria and went through Amsterdam en route to Detroit.
A senior U.S. counterterror official says Mudallad was planning to blow up Northwest Airlines Flight 253 carrying 278 passengers, but the explosive device failed. Mudallad reportedly ignited powder attached to his leg and was severely burned in the incident..."
Shame he didn't succeed in blowing HIMSELF up.
So let's see, one year into Obama's Presidency and we have:
One major terrorist attack on an American military base on American soil.
One failed, but nearly successful, terrorist attack on an American airliner over US soil.
Ask yourself, are we safer now?