Skip to comments.Janet Napolitano Admits ‘An Apology Is Owed’ ("Right-wing Extremist" Warning)
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 agencys 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.
Ill 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, lets meet and clear the air.
Napolitano said she was briefed on the report, including the warning about returning veterans, before it was released.
I have to tell you, I was the United States Attorney for Arizona in the 90s when Tim McVeigh bombed the Murrow building in Oklahoma City and unfortunately he was a vet thats 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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Timothy McVeigh learned how to make fertilizer bombs in the infantry? Huh?!
The only acceptable apology is her immediate resignation.
It does not sound like she gets it.
She must resign.
Napolitano had better remember all of us Viet Nam “Baby
Killer” Vets, too.
Maybe she means the VETS should apologize for disturbing her beauty rest?
I’m amazed that she didn’t choke on the word ‘apology’ considering she truly believes what she said to start with.
“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)”.
CALL AND LEAVE A COMMENT ON THE COMMENT LINE:
Be respectful, but let them know you are outraged.
And what about all the other groups you insulted and profiled Janet? Owe them an apology too.
She doesn’t get it. She should apologize to Christians, everyone who is pro-life, pro-capitalism and pro-constitution.
Would love to sign a petition.
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!!!
So apologize, beyotch...
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.
Can it be POSSIBLE that the head our OUR HOMELAND SECURITY is this STUPID????????????
All points alert!
Wanted or contempt of regular Americans, possible terroristic threats against them:
Janet Napolitano AKA Janet Reno Redux AKA Janet Napreno.
Eradicate Left Wing Extremists in Office! Vote them out of office!
Napolitano is a dangerous person and needs to resign.
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.
“The call cannot be completed as dialed’.
> I have to tell you, I was the United States Attorney for Arizona in the 90s when Tim McVeigh bombed the Murrow building in Oklahoma City and unfortunately he was a vet thats 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.
No, no, no, we don’t want her back in AZ. Siberia?
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.
memo not memeo
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.
>Would love to sign a petition.
Don’t sign a petition, vote “No Confidence” in your government by buying more ammo!
This Vietnam vet holds her in the same light as he does Jane Fonda
When this piece of dung is finished apologizing to the veterans she can meet with the rest of us.
When she submits the names of all involved in the compilation of this report
and submits her resignation
then we’ll say - “apology accepted”.
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!
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?
“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.
Send her vile lesbo butt to Mexico.
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.
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.
And Bill Ayers was a liberal from Columbia University. How come they are not included?
Thank you for the update...
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!!
“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!
Reminds me of the Handicapper General in Harrison Bergeron.
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.
Janet Napolitano, proof that Mad Cow disease can be had by humans.
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