Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano Avoids "Terror", "Vulnerability" From Congressional Statement

I have had enough of these bleeding-heart Leftist Wingnuts who want to spend more money, give more protection to the idiots in New Orleans who ignored hurricane warnings, and provide less attention to the war on terror!

I've got news for you radical jackasses: Terrorism Is Real!

In my humble opinion, this is more of an outrage than the $800 Billion CRAPulus Spending Bill.

This administration is a bunch of cowards. Why do they refuse to use the words "war on terror" or "terrorism"?

Do they think if they don't talk about, it will just go away? This is the Homeland Security Secretary whose job it is to defend us against terror!

She can't talk about it? This is freaking outrageous!

The Associated Press reports (but neglected it from its headline):

Unlike her predecessors, Napolitano used less terror-specific rhetoric when discussing the agency. At one point she said the issue for the department when dealing with terrorism is "How do we respond and recover with resiliency and efficiency."

A comparison of her prepared remarks with those of her two predecessors found that Napolitano is the first security chief to leave out the words "terror" and "vulnerability" in testimony before the committee.

Tom Ridge, who headed the agency when it was launched in 2003, mentioned terrorism 11 times in his prepared statement at his debut before the oversight committee. And in 2005 Michael Chertoff, the second secretary, mentioned terrorism seven times, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.

Napolitano mentioned "technology," "border" and "protect" most often and talked about holding department employees accountable and spending taxpayer money wisely, although she made clear that the department's responsibility is protecting the nation against terrorism.

She is the first secretary to use a Capitol Hill debut to talk about hurricanes and disasters, a sign of the department's evolving mission following Hurricane Katrina.

The committee's top Republican, Rep. Peter King of New York, said he was struck by Napolitano's omission of terrorism from her prepared remarks.

King's statement, via Newsmax:

"This can't be the evil we don't speak about," Peter King said. "Any testimony on homeland security should be centered around the threat of terrorism and what we're doing to combat it."

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