Detroit Should 'Connect Dots' for Obama: GOP Rep.

Hoekstra: US needs to get tough in Yemen
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 25, 2009 9:52 PM CST
Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-Mich.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – With reports that the explosives used in today’s attempt to blow up a Detroit-bound passenger jet originated in Yemen, a Michigan Republican says President Obama needs to get tougher on terror threats originating from the Middle East nation. Noting that the Fort Hood shooter had contact with a cleric in Yemen, Pete Hoekstra warned, “People have got to start connecting the dots here and maybe this is the thing that will connect the dots for the Obama administration.”

Today’s incident is just “one more indication” of the threat, adds Hoekstra—who, the Free Press notes, has not been briefed by federal security officials on the attempt.

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