The father of terror suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab
met with the CIA at the U.S. embassy in Abuja, Nigeria, and told of his
son's likely radicalization, according to the CIA.
The initial meeting Nov. 19 led to a broader gathering of multiple U.S.
agencies the next day, in which the information was shared.
U.S. officials said it is unclear whether intelligence officials in
Washington effectively collected and analyzed all the relevant
information gathered in Nigeria, pointing toward a possible lapse that
could have helped prevent Mr. Abdulmutallab getting on the plane he
attempted to bomb. wsj
A broad consensus holds that the 43rd president was one of
the least competent. For expanding the “war on terror” after the
September 11 2001 attacks to include the 2003 invasion of Iraq, he is charged
with leaving his country isolated. Having inherited a budget surplus, he is
accused of bequeathing the largest deficit since the second world war. In
short, his actions helped precipitate a sharp decline in US power. ft