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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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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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