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    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Sunday portrayed veterans as victims – not perpetrators – of right-wing extremism as she sought to combat the political controversy arising out of an April 14 Homeland Security memo warning that returning soldiers could be ripe for domestic terrorism participation.

    “The report is not saying that veterans are extremists. Far from it,” Napolitano said on CNN’s State of the Union. “What it is saying is returning veterans are targets of right-wing extremist groups that are trying to recruit those to commit violent acts within the country. We want to do all we can to prevent that.”

    The April 14 DHS report on the dangers of right-wing extremism said that such groups “will attempt to recruit and radicalize returning veterans in order to exploit their skills and knowledge derived from military training and combat.”

    And the report noted that there is recent historical precedent for the concern among the counterterrorism community.

    “The willingness of a small percentage of military personnel to join extremist groups during the 1990s because they were disgruntled, disillusioned, or suffering from the psychological effects of war is being replicated today,” the report continued.

    A number of Republicans lashed out at the report, honing in right away at its assessment of veterans.

    The day following its release, House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) demanded an apology from Napolitano.

    “To characterize men and women returning home after defending our country as potential terrorists is offensive and unacceptable,” Boehner said. “The Department of Homeland Security owes our veterans an apology.”

    Napolitano said she regretted the politicization of the report, but defended it as another in a series – from her department and others – that have reached the same conclusion.

    “I regret that in the politicization of everything that happens in Washington D.C., some took offense,” Napolitano said. “But when you read the report, what it was saying was, look, we have a threat of terrorism within our own shores, and one of the groups being targeted to see if they would be aligned with that are some of our veterans.”

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    She should have phrased it that way from the get-go. It's one thing to say that right-wing extremists see veterens as people they would like to recruit, it's another to say that the veterens at large are a risk factor in and of themselves.

    If the right-wing groups are trying to recruit returning veterens to their cause, then those returning veterens could be law enforcement's best asset in catching them before they are able to commit acts of terrorism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    She should have phrased it that way from the get-go. It's one thing to say that right-wing extremists see veterens as people they would like to recruit, it's another to say that the veterens at large are a risk factor in and of themselves.

    If the right-wing groups are trying to recruit returning veterens to their cause, then those returning veterens could be law enforcement's best asset in catching them before they are able to commit acts of terrorism.
    You lefties are whacked in the head! Left wing loonatics recruit college kids to the cause, enviro whackos recruit you lefties to thier cause, so therefore lefties are recruiting terrorists.

    How about most Vets are right thinkers and do not need to be indoctrinated.

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    She needs just to stop talking. The more she trys to make her views sound better the worse it makes her look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    She needs just to stop talking. The more she trys to make her views sound better the worse it makes her look.


    Listen to her,she is a true believer .She is and has always been anti Military and is the worst possible of people for that job so naturally Obama boy appoints her.

    She will prove to be a great disaster to America as we know it now.She was born in New York And educated at UCLA and liberal progressive Social/Marxist to the bone .

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    I left AZ in the fall of 2006 after living there for 11 years. This is one of the first articles I have seen that highlights the dangerous choices then-governor Napolitano made.

    Several years ago, the legislature sent her a bill that would have prevented a person from obtaining state social services without proof of citizenship or legal residency. You know, any one of many documents that work as proof (e.g. a driver's license). She then called a media press conference to a Hispanic Business Council meeting to publicly veto it. Por la raza!

    So We, the People, collected signatures to get Arizona Proposition 200 on the ballot and it passed with 2/3rds of the vote. Despite this clear mandate from the citizens of Arizona, Napolitano chose instead to obstruct our will and failed to implement the law until well over a year later when a court forced her to do so. Her reasoning was that it might disenfranchise poor voters. Blockbuster video requires identification to check out a video but before this, the act of registering to vote and to vote required none.

    This act is directly responsible for the creation of the Minuteman project and several other organizations.

    Her declaration of a state of emergency in the southern counties was indeed timed with Governor Richardson and an attempt to engage and embarass the President.

    Folks, I've been down in the Naco and Three Points area quite a few times. Our country is and has been wide open for a long time. It's really too bad too, because the democratic process attempted to correct this problem but we have been betrayed.

    It is beyond the pale that Janet Napolitano was named Director of Homeland Security. Have we reached the point of no return yet?
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