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Three Days in December

12:36 PM, Dec 30, 2009 • By STEPHEN F. HAYES
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On Sunday the administration told us "the system worked." On Monday, the president said it merely failed to prevent an "isolated extremist." By Tuesday, though, the president acknowledged a "systemic failure" and two administration officials told CNN that this was a conspiracy so vast we were looking for bombing targets in Yemen to retaliate.

That's quite a reversal.