Today, Barack Obama delievered a speech to the American public about the reports compiled by his administration (Homeland Security and others). In his speech, he mentions several times that our nation’s greatest defense in our current state is intelligence- And the errors of the system were “connecting the dots”.
He also came out with plans to fix the errors, such as a policy of pursuing all leads, a wider distribution of intellignce and a reform of criteria for Watchlists.
Going through the fact of the limited screenings in Amsterdam, the President called for Full Body Scanners and a whole line of new technology in development to be invested in and used as soon as possible.
His final statement was that we are at war, and while most followers of islam are not supporters of terrorism, He strongly urges the US to send a message that support of Terrorism leads to nothing, while the ideals of the US are in justice. He also added that his priority in the security mess at airports was to protect liberty and privacy, while maintaining needed security reform.