President Barack Obama speaks after having received the completedsecurity review that he ordered after the attempted Christmas dayterrorist attack. As he has mentioned in previous speeches since theattempted attack, Obama says that the intelligence community was notaggressive enough in their intelligence gathering, failed to connectthe dots in analysis, and must correct shortcomings in thewatch-listing system. "We must follow the leads that we get," hesaid.
Here are some reactions from a NewsHour panel. Panelists were both impressed by the frank, candid nature in which the president laid out the facts to the public and surprised by the major holes in the American intel framework. The panel includes: consultant Richard Clarke, Juan Zarate of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, and Congressman Pete Olson.