It is good that Holder defended the FBI, but deplorable in the first place that in the wake of an attempted jihad mass-murder of Americans, Islamic supremacists (along with their Leftist allies) are trying to put him and the FBI on the defensive instead of cleaning their own house. “Attorney general says FBI acted properly; fire examined at Islamic center,” by Pete Yost for The Associated Press, November 30:
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday that federal agents acted appropriately in the case of a Somali-American man who allegedly tried to blow up what he thought was a van full of explosives in Portland during the city’s Christmas tree-lighting ceremony.
The FBI set up a sting operation to investigate Mohamed Osman Mohamud after receiving a tip. Holder rejected the suggestion that Mohamud was a victim of illegal entrapment by the FBI.
Once the undercover operation began, the suspect “chose at every step to continue” with the bombing plot, Holder said.
“He was told that children — children — were potentially going to be harmed,” the attorney general said….
If the fire is related to the arrest or to an attack on Islam, it “is something that I personally decry,” Holder said. “It is not something that is consistent with who we are as Americans.”
Yes. If it was.