Napolitano apologizes to vets, sort of

The Dept of Homeland Security’s (DHS) attempt to put all conservatives (especially veterans) in the category of potential terrorists has raised qutie a stink. Rep. Bennie Thompson, Mississippi Democrat and chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, has demanded to know how this report was cleared with privacy and civil liberty officials. “I am dumbfounded that (DHS) released this report,” Mr. Thompson said in a letter to Ms. Napolitano.br /Ms. Napolitano appeared on several morning news shows in an effort to damp down criticism on both sides of the political aisle over the report, titled “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment,” which states that veterans are likely recruits for use in attacks against the government.br /”I know that some veterans groups were offended by the fact that veterans were mentioned in this assessment, so I apologize for that offense. It was certainly not intended,” Miss Napolitano told CNN’s “American Morning.” Note, no admission of error or apologizing to prolife or other conservatives who were attacked at the same time. On “Fox and Friends,” Ms. Napolitano said, “The last thing we want to do is to offend or castigate all veterans.”br /Napolitano says she stands behind the intent of the report but agreed on Fox News that some of that language was unfortunate. So, she apparently plans to continue to attempt to classify political opponents (conservatives) as potential terrorists. This is an “I’m sorry that I got caught” statement.br /It appears, fellow veterans, that DHS is not our friend—our sin: defending our nation.

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