Monday, March 23, 2009

Say What?

I swear in all that's politically correctly holy this is what our new Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano had to say about "terrorism". From Spiegel On Line.

SPIEGEL: Madame Secretary, in your first testimony to the US Congress as Homeland Security Secretary you never mentioned the word "terrorism." Does Islamist terrorism suddenly no longer pose a threat to your country?

Napolitano: Of course it does. I presume there is always a threat from terrorism. In my speech, although I did not use the word "terrorism," I referred to "man-caused" disasters. That is perhaps only a nuance, but it demonstrates that we want to move away from the politics of fear toward a policy of being prepared for all risks that can occur.

Napolitano: Our policies will be guided by authoritative information. We also have assets at our disposal now that we did not have prior to 9/11. For example, we are much better able to keep track of travellers coming into the US than we were before. Yeah tell that to the illegal aliens in this country.

Napolitano: In some ways, the problem in Europe is greater than in the United States. But the questions are the same. How do you identify a youth who is susceptible to becoming radicalized? How do you work with that youth, his family and community to give them alternatives to radicalization?

SPIEGEL: Would you characterize such social measures as a task of your agency?

Napolitano: Yes. In fact, we have group within my agency, the civil liberties group, and they have a focus right now on that issue. Yeah and these civil liberties groups will see to it that it is as hard as possible to identify these radicals and if we do they will do everything they can to aid and abet them.

1 comment:

MAX Redline said...

You must not have got the memo. The War On Terror is over. It's now a "dialogue".

You don't blow them up; you talk them to death.