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megimoo
04-16-2009, 12:11 AM
Top Democrat says he's 'dumbfounded'

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Wednesday that she was briefed before the release of a controversial intelligence assessment and that she stands by the report, which lists returning veterans among terrorist risks to the U.S.

But the top House Democrat with oversight of the Department of Homeland Security said in a letter to Ms. Napolitano that he was "dumbfounded" that such a report would be issued.

"This report appears to raise significant issues involving the privacy and civil liberties of many Americans - including war veterans," said Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, in his letter sent Tuesday night.

The letter was representative of a public furor over the nine-page document since its existence was reported in The Washington Times on Tuesday.

In her statement Wednesday, Ms. Napolitano defended the report, which says "rightwing extremism" may include groups opposed to abortion and immigration, as merely one among several threat assessments. But she agreed to meet with the head of the American Legion, who had expressed anger over the report, when she returns to Washington next week from a tour of the U.S.-Mexico border.

"The document on right-wing extremism sent last week by this department's Office of Intelligence and Analysis is one in an ongoing series of assessments to provide situational awareness to state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies on the phenomenon and trends of violent radicalization in the United States," Ms. Napolitano said in her statement.

"I was briefed on the general topic, which is one that struck a nerve as someone personally involved in the Timothy McVeigh prosecution," Ms. Napolitano said.

Ms. Napolitano insisted that the department was not planning on engaging in any form of ideological profiling.

"Let me be very clear: We monitor the risks of violent extremism taking root here in the United States. We don't have the luxury of focusing our efforts on one group; we must protect the country from terrorism whether foreign or homegrown, and regardless of the ideology that motivates its violence," Ms. Napolitano said.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/apr/16/napolitano-stands-rightwing-extremism/#

megimoo
04-16-2009, 01:26 AM
Meet the new head of DHS

Janet Napolitano Visits TSA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxVU8pgbYeA
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Homeland Security through Janet Napolitano?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FA5fCQvAETg&feature=related
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Governor Janet Napolitano (D-AZ)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGyq_UIAyBc
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http://migramatters.blogspot.com/2008/11/meet-new-head-of-dhs.html

AHeneen
04-16-2009, 02:44 AM
[SIZE="3"]Meet the new head of DHS

Janet Napolitano Visits TSA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxVU8pgbYeA


Wow...did she say anything in that long clip other than "thank you, I'm your new boss."? I almost want another Katrina to hit! South FL would be nice...it could wipe out a bunch of liberals and then we conservatives can march to the tune of "racist against poor Latinos!" and bitch about the lack of response. :cool: :D

movie buff
04-16-2009, 11:10 AM
Wow...did she say anything in that long clip other than "thank you, I'm your new boss."? I almost want another Katrina to hit! South FL would be nice...it could wipe out a bunch of liberals and then we conservatives can march to the tune of "racist against poor Latinos!" and bitch about the lack of response. :cool: :D

Hey, I live in Southwest FL when I'm not at school!:mad:

Back on the topic, I was pleased to notice that many of the tea parties yesterday (Incuding the one I attended) had signs protesting or mocking Napolitano's DHS report. It's good that so many conservatives are becoming aware of this.

CorwinK
04-16-2009, 12:02 PM
gives a new meaning to those old 'stay in school' ads that ran in the 90's pretty heavilly