Grim Obama says terror attack 'dots' not connected

President Barack Obama speaks in the Grand Foyer of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010, about plans to thwart future terrorist attacks after an alleged terrorist attempt to destroy a Detroit-bound U.S. airliner on Christmas Day. ( (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert))

January 5, 2010 7:32:33 PM PST
A grim-faced President Barack Obama declared Tuesday there was a deep failure of national intelligence in the botched Christmas Day airliner terror attack over Detroit, telling the nation the government had enough information to thwart potential disaster but could not "connect those dots."