The insane flubbing of the Nigerian Christmas Bomber affair seems to me (and others) to be a turning point in the Obama Presidency. Here's some comment by one of the "others" (Kathleen Parker of the Washington Post):
"As the new year commences, two facts emerge: George W. Bush is officially retired as the fault-guy for the nation's ills, and Barack Obama owns the game.Whether he wants to or not.Every president deserves a year of grace to adapt to the job and adjust to its Himalayan learning curve. As Obama's first year ends — almost with a bang, thanks to a lonely Nigerian who found love in jihad — his grace period is up.Indeed, depending on how he responds to the security breach that almost brought down a Detroit-bound flight from Amsterdam, Obama's presidency is at risk of being rendered prematurely impotent." -moreYour thoughts?