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Janet Napolitano Admits ‘An Apology Is Owed’ ("Right-wing Extremist" Warning)
Fox News ^ | April 16, 2009 | Bill Sammon

Posted on 04/16/2009 1:39:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Acknowledging that “an apology is owed,” Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano promised Thursday to “meet and clear the air” with veterans groups that were offended by her agency’s report citing “returning veterans” as terrorist risks to the U.S.

“To the extent veterans read it as an accusation,” Napolitano told FOX News, “an apology is owed.”

“I’ll meet with the leaders of some of the veterans groups,” she promised on “FOX & Friends.” “The last thing we want to do is offend or castigate all veterans. To the contrary, let’s meet and clear the air.”

Napolitano said she was briefed on the report, including the warning about returning veterans, before it was released.

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“I have to tell you, I was the United States Attorney for Arizona in the 90’s when Tim McVeigh bombed the Murrow building in Oklahoma City and unfortunately he was a vet — that’s where he got his training,” she said. “And so when I was told about the report, it rang true with me. This has happened in the past.”

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That doesn't sound like an apology to this veteran!

Timothy McVeigh learned how to make fertilizer bombs in the infantry? Huh?!

1 posted on 04/16/2009 1:39:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The only acceptable apology is her immediate resignation.


2 posted on 04/16/2009 1:39:51 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It does not sound like she gets it.
She must resign.


3 posted on 04/16/2009 1:41:10 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Napolitano had better remember all of us Viet Nam “Baby

Killer” Vets, too.


4 posted on 04/16/2009 1:41:14 PM PDT by unkus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The usual passive voice non-apology -- Napolitano: "IF you were offended (although I don't see any reason why), then an apology 'is owed' -- by some vague nonentity (and certainly not by me)."

Maybe she means the VETS should apologize for disturbing her beauty rest?

5 posted on 04/16/2009 1:41:57 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m amazed that she didn’t choke on the word ‘apology’ considering she truly believes what she said to start with.


6 posted on 04/16/2009 1:42:16 PM PDT by Darksheare (Tar is cheap, and feathers are plentiful.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“an apology is owed.”

They never say “we apologize” or “I apologize (on behalf of whatever junior staffer wrote this crap / leaked this policy memo)”.

Cowards.


7 posted on 04/16/2009 1:42:18 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (Keep your powder dry, and your iron hidden.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

CALL AND LEAVE A COMMENT ON THE COMMENT LINE:

202-202-8495

Be respectful, but let them know you are outraged.


8 posted on 04/16/2009 1:42:28 PM PDT by ChinaThreat (3)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And what about all the other groups you insulted and profiled Janet? Owe them an apology too.


9 posted on 04/16/2009 1:42:35 PM PDT by benjibrowder (I keep praying for hope and change, but I open my eyes and Obama is still President.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She doesn’t get it. She should apologize to Christians, everyone who is pro-life, pro-capitalism and pro-constitution.


10 posted on 04/16/2009 1:42:42 PM PDT by SolidWood (Palin: "We do not want to becomes slaves of Washington.")
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To: rabscuttle385

I agree!
Would love to sign a petition.


11 posted on 04/16/2009 1:42:58 PM PDT by preciousbabies (Psalm 97:10 "Let those who love the Lord, hate evil.")
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To: rabscuttle385

Exactly. We wouldn’t meet with her. They don’t have to meet with her. She should just say to all the veterans I am sorry for what I said NOT “if it offended you.” That’s BS and I would rather see our veterans tell her meeting with her is not necessary. Just issue the public apology the way it should be and then think before she opens her mouth like that again. RESIGN JANET...YOU’RE DEFINITELY NOT QUALIFIED FOR THE POSITION YOU HOLD. PERIOD!!!


12 posted on 04/16/2009 1:43:25 PM PDT by cubreporter (Rush the greatest voice of CONSERVATISM! God Bless Rush Limbaugh!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Napolitano told FOX News, “an apology is owed.”

So apologize, beyotch...

13 posted on 04/16/2009 1:44:09 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She’s “apologizing” for lumping all veterans in as right wing extremists. What she meant to say was that all white veterans are right wing extremists.

Of course she didn’t apologize to Constitutionalists, gunowners, or pro-life supporters.


14 posted on 04/16/2009 1:44:44 PM PDT by SandWMan (Even if you can't legislate morality, you can legislate morally.)
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...when Tim McVeigh bombed the Murrow building in Oklahoma City and unfortunately he was a vet — that’s where he got his training,” she said. “And so when I was told about the report, it rang true with me. This has happened in the past.”

Can it be POSSIBLE that the head our OUR HOMELAND SECURITY is this STUPID????????????

15 posted on 04/16/2009 1:44:59 PM PDT by Republic (Jedem das Seine)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
From photos I've seen she wants gun control against others, but not her.
16 posted on 04/16/2009 1:45:01 PM PDT by Ukiapah Heep (Shoes for Industry!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

All points alert!

Wanted or contempt of regular Americans, possible terroristic threats against them:

Janet Napolitano AKA Janet Reno Redux AKA Janet Napreno.


17 posted on 04/16/2009 1:45:44 PM PDT by bvw
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It is time to start demanding that this B$tch resign and go back to Mexico, er Arizonia.

Eradicate Left Wing Extremists in Office! Vote them out of office!

Napolitano is a dangerous person and needs to resign.

18 posted on 04/16/2009 1:45:54 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Does 0B0Z0 have any friends, who are not criminals, foreign/domestic terrorists, or tax cheats?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Veterans get an “apology”, but secure-borders advocates, pro-life supporters, traditional marriage supporters, and anti-Communist freedom lovers continue to be targeted by the Napolitano Gestapo. The veterans’ orgs should demand that she include EVERY smeared group in her “apology”, which by the way takes effect when her fat rear end is on a bus out of the nation’s capital.


19 posted on 04/16/2009 1:46:15 PM PDT by gorilla_warrior (Liberalism is a hate crime that can no longer be tolerated.)
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To: ChinaThreat

202-202-8495

“The call cannot be completed as dialed’.


20 posted on 04/16/2009 1:46:33 PM PDT by unkus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Like any pathological behavior she's just sorry she was caught. Rest assured steps will be taken to ensure tighter security of internal memos.
21 posted on 04/16/2009 1:46:53 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; ALOHA RONNIE

> “I have to tell you, I was the United States Attorney for Arizona in the 90’s when Tim McVeigh bombed the Murrow building in Oklahoma City and unfortunately he was a vet — that’s where he got his training,” she said. “And so when I was told about the report, it rang true with me. This has happened in the past.”

What a silly thing for her to say. For every veteran like the evil Timothy McVeigh there is a veteran like the heroic Rick Rescorla.


22 posted on 04/16/2009 1:47:13 PM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: Grampa Dave

No, no, no, we don’t want her back in AZ. Siberia?


23 posted on 04/16/2009 1:47:54 PM PDT by preciousbabies (Psalm 97:10 "Let those who love the Lord, hate evil.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another one of those “I apologize if you’re offended” apologies, instead of the warranted “I apologize because what I said was wrong” apology.
Memeo to Janet...not good enough.


24 posted on 04/16/2009 1:48:01 PM PDT by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
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To: kalee

memo not memeo


25 posted on 04/16/2009 1:48:38 PM PDT by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Vets did not get an apology and did you notice the word “SOME”, she would meet with “SOME”?

They are being pressured. The Media may not report this, but the reactions tell us all we need to know.


26 posted on 04/16/2009 1:49:10 PM PDT by Paige ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing," Edmund Burke)
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To: preciousbabies

>I agree!
>Would love to sign a petition.

Don’t sign a petition, vote “No Confidence” in your government by buying more ammo!


27 posted on 04/16/2009 1:50:34 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: gorilla_warrior

Janet Gestapolitano.


28 posted on 04/16/2009 1:50:50 PM PDT by SolidWood (Palin: "We do not want to becomes slaves of Washington.")
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To: ExGeeEye
That is right ..... an apology was "owed" if anyone misread the intent of a small piece of the report....after saying that no apology was ever given....It remains "owed" . ....
29 posted on 04/16/2009 1:50:57 PM PDT by merchvent (book cover)
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To: preciousbabies

AGREE


30 posted on 04/16/2009 1:51:01 PM PDT by machogirl (not one of Rush's top-ten gal names)
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To: unkus
Napolitano had better remember all of us Viet Nam “Baby Killer” Vets, too.

This Vietnam vet holds her in the same light as he does Jane Fonda

31 posted on 04/16/2009 1:51:04 PM PDT by clamper1797 (FUBO ... protege of the unholy union of Karl Marx and affirmative action)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When this piece of dung is finished apologizing to the veterans she can meet with the rest of us.


32 posted on 04/16/2009 1:51:21 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

When she submits the names of all involved in the compilation of this report
and submits her resignation

then we’ll say - “apology accepted”.


33 posted on 04/16/2009 1:52:48 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, Bowman later)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nepolitano reminds me of a pitbull in reverse. A pitbulls jaw muscles end at its anus and Janet’s anal muscles end in her jaw, which probably explains all of the $hit she speaks!


34 posted on 04/16/2009 1:53:02 PM PDT by eeriegeno (<p>)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Other questions for Napolitano and the DHS:

1. Why is the report and most paragraphs marked “for official use only?” On what basis is this marking used for these specific paragraphs, which contain nothing specific, nothing actionable, nothing tactical, nothing revealing data sources, etc.

2. Same question for the LES markings. Why? How can these paragraphs be marked LES when the document contains no tactical, no detailed, no actionable content?

3. Show us the data that right wing groups which have a history of violent behavior and violent preparations have increased their membership or activities as a result of the so-called historic election, or the election of black President.

4. What are all the sources of the chatter to which the DHS report refers? Are these exclusively sources from groups with previous and planned actual violent activites? What websites are included in the reports claims about chatter?

5. Name names. Who drafted the report? Name all managers in the chain of command who handled and approved and passed along this report.

6. What practical difference is there between a report that smears wide swaths of Americans by making “accusations”, and a report that smears by making an “assessement.”

7. You may claim that the document and your agency are only interested in violent groups, and groups planning illegal actions, but the document itself does not say this in the text itself. How can you continue to support this document, and not renounce and refute this document, when the document as it stands does not, in its text, target violent right wing groups, but targets a wide spectrum of traditional, American, conservative, Christian, libertarian political thinking with a broad brush?


35 posted on 04/16/2009 1:53:59 PM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

““To the extent veterans read it as an accusation,” Napolitano told FOX News, “an apology is owed.”

They didn’t READ IT WRONG YOU NINNY, you SAID IT.


36 posted on 04/16/2009 1:56:44 PM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson)
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To: preciousbabies

Send her vile lesbo butt to Mexico.


37 posted on 04/16/2009 1:57:08 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Does 0B0Z0 have any friends, who are not criminals, foreign/domestic terrorists, or tax cheats?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let them paint 5 different types of people as terrorist.

Then let them retract the terrorist designation on one of those 5 types of people.

If there is no objection, they have effectively divided and conquered. They have effectively built a concensus that the 4 remaining types of people are indeed terrorist inclined.

This is the same game they do with the money. They propose a 1.3 Trillion dollar program. Spector-Snowe convince them to trim a couple billion off of it and now they have a concensus for the program. Anyone who objects is obviously not reasonable because they “compromised”.

Too often we get sucked into appearing to validate their game and lose the media war, not just because the media is biased, but also because many of us don’t realize what game we’ve been sucked into.


38 posted on 04/16/2009 1:57:16 PM PDT by spintreebob
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To: clamper1797

This Vietnam vet holds her in the same light as he does Jane Fonda
_____________________________________

This one does too. These fools don’t even realize or understand what a lot of Vietnam Vets have pent up inside.


39 posted on 04/16/2009 1:58:15 PM PDT by unkus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“I have to tell you, I was the United States Attorney for Arizona in the 90’s when Tim McVeigh bombed the Murrow building in Oklahoma City and unfortunately he was a vet — that’s where he got his training,” she said. “And so when I was told about the report, it rang true with me. This has happened in the past.”

And Bill Ayers was a liberal from Columbia University. How come they are not included?

40 posted on 04/16/2009 2:00:40 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: DieHard the Hunter
What a silly thing for her to say. For every veteran like the evil Timothy McVeigh there is a veteran like the heroic Rick Rescorla.

You've got the ratio entirely wrong. For every veteran like McVeigh, there are 1,000 like Rick Rescorla.
41 posted on 04/16/2009 2:02:39 PM PDT by fr_freak
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thank you for the update...


42 posted on 04/16/2009 2:02:53 PM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://www.americasupportsyou.mil/)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Terror list candidates.


43 posted on 04/16/2009 2:05:34 PM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (Sarah Palin "The Iron Lady of the North")
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To: fr_freak

if the entire senate and house is not going for her head today and demand her resignation then they are all sissies. Conservatives resign on a dime lets force this dem out!!


44 posted on 04/16/2009 2:10:12 PM PDT by Chickensoup ("Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.")
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To: ovrtaxt; Straight Vermonter; Battle Axe; Shermy; LibertyRocks; nwctwx; HHKrepublican_2; ...
PING!
45 posted on 04/16/2009 2:11:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Don't spread my wealth, spread my work ethic!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“The warning, which was contained in a footnote to the report, also singled out “opponents to abortion or immigration” as ripe for recruitment by “rightwing extremists.””

Recall that the Lez-Bee-On’s polecat minions immediately sprayed the following message,
“The last thing we would is go after people for their political or ideological beliefs ... “.
So I suppose the *first* thing the Dept. of Motherland Security will do is pester, monitor/surveill, harass wounded troopers.
Not while I’m above ground!


46 posted on 04/16/2009 2:12:09 PM PDT by tumblindice ("Dissent is patriotic!"..........moveon.org, 2005)
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To: merchvent

Reminds me of the Handicapper General in Harrison Bergeron.


47 posted on 04/16/2009 2:12:53 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Timothy McVeigh learned how to make fertilizer bombs in the infantry? Huh?!"

You are correct in your observation, 2ndDivisionVet. Hillary's politicians and journalists even tried to attribute McVeigh's knowledge of his improvised device to "crosstraining," but that was not true, either.

As for engineers (Bravo type--not construction), they can't find a poster boy mad bomber among us because of certain screening techniques in training (ouch!) and rather extensive and expensive background checks. As a drill sergeant once put it, "We're checkin' your heads to make sure they're screwed on right!"

I once received quite a few telephone requests from an anonymous woman for "mines" and "bombs." I rejected her requests, of course. She was a rather manly-acting local cop in a corrupt agency. A few months later, she shot herself on a road very close to my house and claimed that a "male" did it during a car stop. But I had already talked to the feds, and there were a few good ones in the Justice Dept. (and near me), even then. And there were a few legit friends here and there in local uniforms (as I had worn one of those, too, before snitching on the powers that were).


48 posted on 04/16/2009 2:14:24 PM PDT by familyop (Randian objectivism: all about me, me,...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Horse feces ... any apology would be insincere. The mindset is firmly entrenched at DHS. I hope the groups don’t fall for it and accept such a lame apology.


49 posted on 04/16/2009 2:14:47 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (May God save America from its government; this is no time for Obamateurs. Emmanuel = Haldeman?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Janet Napolitano, proof that Mad Cow disease can be had by humans.


50 posted on 04/16/2009 2:15:04 PM PDT by papasmurf (Save us from 0bama, I prayed. Then I heard, "the 2nd, I saved")
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