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Napolitano: No War Here
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Posted on 12/30/2009 7:09:55 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Napolitano: No War Here

It's worth reading (don't worry, it's short) Janet Napolitano's op-ed in USA Today. As if to confirm Dick Cheney's claim that the Obama administration doesn't understand we're at war, Napolitano never uses the word...war. Nor does she mention Islam, Yemen or Nigeria -- nor any of the details of the incident, nor the particulars of the government failures over the last few months.

Lots of op-eds ghost-written for cabinet secretaries are stupid. But this one may outdo them all in its vagueness and avoidance of substance, in its managing to be at once bureaucratic and cloying, and in speaking to the American people as if they are children. She attempts to reassure, and fails.

By the way, since this was a plot hatched overseas by people whom our intelligence agencies are listening in on and trying to bump off -- is Napolitano really the appropriate lead official? It's revealing who the White House put out Sunday -- Napolitano and press secretary Robert Gibbs. For the Obama White House, it's all spin and TSA procedures. Do we still have a CIA director? I'd heard Panetta wasn't getting along with the White House...but is he even in the loop?

Posted by William Kristol on December 30, 2009 09:11 AM


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
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1 posted on 12/30/2009 7:09:56 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama is a Islamic Jihad denier.


2 posted on 12/30/2009 7:11:45 AM PST by 1Old Pro (Cheney was proven right so quickly, Obama inviting terrorist attacks, TWO & counting)
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To: Sub-Driver

And what about our Secretary of State?


3 posted on 12/30/2009 7:11:50 AM PST by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: Sub-Driver

Is she a muslim too?


4 posted on 12/30/2009 7:13:59 AM PST by Overtaxed Patriot (Lock and load.)
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To: secret garden

Who might that be?


5 posted on 12/30/2009 7:14:17 AM PST by Sub-Driver (Proud member of the Republican wing of the Republican Party)
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To: Sub-Driver

If NYC were vaporized this afternoon, Obama would see it as a police matter and he would make sure that our best detectives were put on the case.


6 posted on 12/30/2009 7:15:42 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (We have the 1st so that we can call on people to rebel. We have 2nd so that they can.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Janet is a personal friend of Barack Hussein Obama, a Muslim.


7 posted on 12/30/2009 7:16:37 AM PST by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: Sub-Driver

http://blogs.usatoday.com/oped/2009/12/column-us-will-find-and-fix-systems-vulnerabilities-.html

The link to Janet Incompetano’s op-ed at USA Today...it’s a pitiful piece- written by a confused bureaucrat.


8 posted on 12/30/2009 7:17:03 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Sub-Driver

We have firing squads for these ignorant people, they wish not to protect the Republic.


9 posted on 12/30/2009 7:17:12 AM PST by boomop1
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To: secret garden

We don’t have a Secretary of State. In a dictatorship, titles mean nothing unless the dictator wants them to.


10 posted on 12/30/2009 7:18:21 AM PST by RC2
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To: Sub-Driver
She closes her article with "Make no mistake: The Department of Homeland Security and agencies across the federal government are working quickly to address what went wrong on Christmas Day."

Aaargh, another underling who has adopted the lingo of her boss. Yuck.

11 posted on 12/30/2009 7:19:08 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Sub-Driver

This administration chooses to deny the Terror Jihad. OK, why doesn’t the President take all the remaining Guantanamo detainees and give them White House jobs? Privately, of course, the President knows d*** well that Islam — all of Islam — wants to kill or conquer the last one of us. He knows these “harmless” people cannot be trusted, otherwise he’d hire them on.

Yes, Virginia, there is a war. Whether or not it is acknowledged.


12 posted on 12/30/2009 7:20:02 AM PST by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

What went wrong happened in November of 2008 and now we will surely suffer the consequences until November 2012.


13 posted on 12/30/2009 7:21:08 AM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Sub-Driver
"....been in place for a number of years...."

The focus groups obviously rated that phrase higher than the tired, worn "inherited."

14 posted on 12/30/2009 7:21:36 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Overtaxed Patriot

No, atheist.


15 posted on 12/30/2009 7:21:57 AM PST by Blue Collar Christian (A "teabagger", that's me. ><BCC>)
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To: Sub-Driver

I have been saying since Nov 4th 2008 that because of their world view, millions of people are going to die.


16 posted on 12/30/2009 7:22:55 AM PST by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: SE Mom

I love the picture of her with the article.

Could she have a more deer-in-the-headlight look?


17 posted on 12/30/2009 7:23:47 AM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Nappy is the typical democrat female: ugly, fat and stupid.


18 posted on 12/30/2009 7:23:54 AM PST by IbJensen (A Prayer for Obama (Ps 109.8): "Let his days be few; and let another take his position.")
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To: Sub-Driver

Its like letting Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles drive in the Daytona 500... Meaning Napolitano & Clinton


19 posted on 12/30/2009 7:26:46 AM PST by unojook
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To: Sub-Driver

Interesting that a vague and meaningless op-ed would appear in USA Today...odd that anyone would think that unusual.


20 posted on 12/30/2009 7:30:04 AM PST by steve8714 (To paraphrase St. Paul; Ain't no harm in havin' a little nip, but don't fall down, bust your lip.)
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To: IbJensen

Don’t forget the ever-popular butch haircut, too.


21 posted on 12/30/2009 7:30:23 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Sub-Driver

Orders from the muslim-in-chief.


22 posted on 12/30/2009 7:30:32 AM PST by maggief
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To: Sub-Driver
...we will continue to work to counter violent extremism and radicalization in the United States and overseas...

This is this idiot's term for Americans who've had quite enough of this evil, communist administration's crap!

23 posted on 12/30/2009 7:31:17 AM PST by IbJensen (A Prayer for Obama (Ps 109.8): "Let his days be few; and let another take his position.")
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Napolitano’s conclusion:

“Because some in Amerika continue the insensitive practice of celebrating Christmas, which includes those who wish to acknowledge the legend of Jesus Christ as an alleged Savior of christians from eternal damnation, as well as the conspicuous consumption of the Santa Claus crowd, those that belong to the Muslim Faith, which we now know to be the Religion of Peace, have become outraged by the insensitivity of Americans. As such, the Dept of Homeland Security has banned the celebration of the alleged savior, Jesus, as well as Santa. Instead, as part of the Healthcare Reform Bill, which Max Baucas, who was not drunk, fisted through the Senate on the eve of the holiday formerly known as Christmas, every American will be required to purchase the Koran. Further, Turbo Tim Geithner will raise your taxes so damn high, that none of you will be able to buy gifts for the holiday formerly known as Christmas. Instead, the all-knowing government will extend the Cash for Clunkers programs to include, Cash for Jihadists, Cash for Stupidity, Cash for Crackheads, Cash for Progressives. And no, there will be no Cash for Christians. We are confident that this will stem the tide of human caused unanticipated events that Dick Cheney used to refer to as Terrorism. May Allah Bless America. Allah Akbar and Happy New Year.”

Signed,

Big Sis (because “Big Brother” sounds too Orwellian)


24 posted on 12/30/2009 7:33:36 AM PST by Sir Clancelot
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

“Aaargh, another underling who has adopted the lingo of her boss.”

Same script writer, different mouthpiece.


25 posted on 12/30/2009 7:35:13 AM PST by maggief
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To: Sub-Driver
It’s past time for Butch Napolitano to go.

I shudder to think whom Obama might select as a replacement.

26 posted on 12/30/2009 7:36:39 AM PST by Mobties
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To: 1Old Pro

From Op-Ed: “...Northwest Flight 253 near Detroit is a powerful illustration that terrorists will go to great lengths to try to defeat the security measures that have been put in place since September 11, 2001.”

Apart from the “great length” of boarding a plane with a bomb, what is illustrated is the great length a pc beauracracy will go to in pretending to address a problem while protecting the problem makers.


27 posted on 12/30/2009 7:37:25 AM PST by Voter62vb
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To: Wyatt's Torch

Napolitano and Co. are continuing to investigate who was behind this latest attack. The terrorist himself, as well as Al Queda have already claimed responsibility, but Big Sis is still investigating.

Next, we will spend billions on human body scanners. So everyone is inconvenienced. But this way we won’t have to “profile”. This guy:
1. bought a ticket with cash
2. bought the ticket in a country that isn’t on the Travelocity list of countries anyone would want to visit.
3. didn’t check in any bags.
4. didn’t have a passport.
5. his father called twice to tell intelligence agencies that he feared his son was going to do something bad.
6. was not permitted entrance into England

But Big Sis won’t allow us to use any of that information to screen this guy because that is profiling and we would must remain politically correct in all of this, even if it means people dying unnecessarily.


28 posted on 12/30/2009 7:40:01 AM PST by Sir Clancelot
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To: Sir Clancelot

A friend asked this morning, “how could they not piece this together”? I said, “they didn’t have to piece anything together. They were given a completed puzzle!”

It’s either gross incompetence or willful negligence. Neither answer is a good one...


29 posted on 12/30/2009 7:42:44 AM PST by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Don't worry. They've emplaced "safeguards."obama; airport security; satire; politics
30 posted on 12/30/2009 7:44:42 AM PST by Flag_This (ACORN delenda est)
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To: Flag_This

LOL!! I had to do a double-take to catch the sign. At first, I thought you were just referring to the return of the interminably long security lines.


31 posted on 12/30/2009 7:48:18 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Sir Clancelot

Don’t worry, I witnessed the “enhanced screening” firsthand yesterday. While traveling home from Hawaii, my 53-year-old, blond, petite wife was singled out and frisked and wanded. I am sure all on our flight felt a bit safer.


32 posted on 12/30/2009 8:09:33 AM PST by socal_parrot (I hate to say I told you so, but...)
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To: Sub-Driver
Wow, don't you just love that deer-caught-in-the-headlights picture USA Today captioned the article with? Sort of makes you think of what Alfred E. Neuman's mom must look like.


33 posted on 12/30/2009 10:41:47 AM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from The Right Stuff)
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To: Sub-Driver
we have increasingly focused on understanding the behaviors associated with violent extremism

Yeah, that should help, focusing on understanding behaviors. Let's see if I can help here:

1. Bomb building behavior: Caused by implacable hatred of the United States and implacable will to destroy it. Is irregular soldier in organized militia dedicated to destroying the United States.

2. Sneaking bomb on board U.S. aircraft with intent to detonate it and destroy aircraft behavior: Caused by implacable hatred of the United States and implacable will to destroy it. Is irregular soldier in organized militia dedicated to destroying the United States.

Now that you understand the behavior, Janet, you think perhaps you can stop focusing on that issue, and maybe perhaps focus on stopping it? Somehow, I think not.

This woman and her boss are extremely dangerous idiots, and unlike them, I'm not focused on understanding behaviors. I'm focused on driving them from office to prevent their behaviors.

34 posted on 12/30/2009 10:54:07 AM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from The Right Stuff)
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To: Sub-Driver
We know that terrorists motivated by violent extremist beliefs desire to carry out acts of catastrophic violence.

Wow, I'm impressed as hell, Janet! And it only took 225,000 employees and an annual budget of 52 billion dollars to figure out that gem? Gosh, just think what ya'll could do with 500,000 employees and 100 billions dollars! You might be able to figure out that terrorists use things called bombs are some such methods to carry out their acts of catastrophic violence. Gosh, you'd be on an actual roll there, figuring out two nuggets in a row!

Ever time I'm sure there has to be some sort of absolute limit on the degree of stupidity possible in a single human being, Janet opens her mouth or publishes a little note, and my pathetic beliefs are shattered into a million pieces and my intellectual foundation is rocked to its core. "The horror, the horror."

35 posted on 12/30/2009 11:14:12 AM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from The Right Stuff)
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To: Wyatt's Torch

“they didn’t have to piece anything together. They were given a completed puzzle!”

I’m laughing at your comment, but also realize how scary it is.


36 posted on 12/30/2009 12:37:29 PM PST by Sir Clancelot
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To: catnipman

I think Obama and his ilk are filled with the belief that all man is basically good and any bad behavior can be explained (poor upbringing, difficult potty training, raise in “unjust” conditions, blah, blah, blah). This is the group that seeks first to explain why the behavior is understandable, then tries to address what everyone else can do to get these people to stop their behavior (apologize to them for our wealth, feel guilty for believing Israel has a right to exist, etc).

Or, we can just say that blowing up planes is unacceptable irrespective of the reasons you think you should be able to, and we will find and kill each and everyone of you who tries to do that BEFORE you even get close to the airport.


37 posted on 12/30/2009 12:50:34 PM PST by Sir Clancelot
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