Monday, November 9, 2009
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Before anyone gets their prayer rugs in a twist, we are not equating Islam with swine flu. We are, however, suggesting rather strongly that Janet Napolitano shows a continuing inability to identify or act on real threats to our country.
The Homeland Security Secretary, while visiting Abu Dhabi, told Arabs that her department would be working to prevent any possible "wave of anti-Muslim sentiment" after the killing spree of Major Nidal Malik Hasan.
That's an interesting choice of words, Janet. Why should Homeland Security be involved with shaping the "sentiments" of the American people? Shouldn't you be doing other things like, oh, giving heightened scrutiny to people with access to military bases who post praise of suicide bombers online?
And why, when speaking at an international forum, would the Secretary continue to paint an ugly, untrue picture of America's citizenry as a potentially dangerous, anti-Muslim mob? Apparently, encouraging a wave of anti-American sentiment is still considered acceptable by this administration.
UPDATE: ABC News is now reporting that the CIA was aware for months that Hasan was trying to contact suspected members of Al Qaeda. So, Janet, were the soldiers killed because the Obama administration's rigid enforcement of political correctness prevented this critical information from being acted on?