It always amazes me how much faith the anti-rights cultists put in the government to do things right; such as background checks.
More World News from ABC
An al Qaeda-linked terrorist, who was resettled in the U.S. as an Iraq War refugee after allegedly killing American soldiers, was caught on camera in Kentucky handling heavy weapons that the FBI said he believed would be sent to insurgents back in Iraq.
The 2010 video, obtained exclusively by ABC News, was part of a broader ABC News investigation into the flawed refugee vetting program, which officials said may have let “dozens” of terrorists into the country.
Think about that for a moment; the government can’t keep terrorist out of the country even when they run the program and have all the time they need to get it right. And that is dealing with a country with a population one-tenth of our own.
Still think background checks are going to stop anything ?
Edited to Add —
Mr. Issa said he thinks the agency is trying to protect itself from embarrassment from questions about the clearance process for Alexis and for Edward Snowden, the former contractor whose leaks have exposed some of the government’s most secret spy programs.
“These policies include the failure to secure arrest records that would have alerted federal officials to his violent past,” Mr. Issa wrote in a letter, obtained by The Washington Times, which was sent Wednesday to OPM Director Katherine Archuleta. “Perhaps most disconcerting, though, is OPM’s indifference to obtaining all the relevant information about individuals under review for a security clearance.”
Mr. Issa said his investigators also have seen an OPM training presentation that offered tips on “how to complete a thirty day caseload in less than thirty days.”
That same document also told those conducting the security review that when looking for criminal records, local law enforcement officers “either got ‘em, or they don’t.” Mr. Issa said that “cavalier” guidance made it seem like it was acceptable not to fully pursue those records.
That matters because, in the case of Alexis, security clearance investigators failed to turn up information about an arrest and failed to uncover accusations that he used a gun to shoot at a vehicle’s tires.
It is not just one part of the government that is having problems — and don’t even get me started on the TSA’s inability to stop hiring thieves — but multiple sections of the government. When do we stop trusting a bureaucracy that has grown unresponsive to the people?