The System Worked
I found this picture of Janet "Nappy" Napolitano on Michelle Malkin's site, pictured here as "Nappy" the Homeland Security Clown.
Nappy stated that "the system worked" after the pantie-bomber failed to blow up the Detroit bound flight on Christmas Day. The following day she said the system failed.
I think she was right the first time.
The system is not geared to efficiently screen young Muslim men before they board jets. The system is not about preemptively striking against terrorists and winning this undeclared and unprecedented war we're in. The system is politically correct. The system waits for terrorists to strike and then assigns them a lawyer.
The system worked. It's a bad system... But it worked.