Yesterday, Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano was reported as saying that the “system” worked. Today, she says the system failed:

A day after saying the system worked, Napolitano backtracked, saying her words had been taken out of context.
“Our system did not work in this instance,” she said on NBC’s “Today” show. “No one is happy or satisfied with that. An extensive review is under way.”

I agree with Jonah Goldberg that she should be fired.
The problem is that firing someone like that solves nothing, as the same people who put her there will put someone else there.