Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano Must Resign Following the Insult to American Military

Janet Napolitano is a hack. She is a disgrace. Napolitano needs to resign.

Napolitano wrote an obscenity that insults the women and men in America's Military.

Here is a very reasoned response from the American Legion.

Secretary Janet Napolitano
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Washington, DC 20528

April 13, 2009

Dear Secretary Napolitano,

On behalf of the 2.6 million-member American Legion, I am stating my concern about your April 7 report, “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence and Recruitment.”
First, I want to assure you that The American Legion has long shared your concern about white supremacist and anti-government groups. In 1923, when the Ku Klux Klan still yielded unspeakable influence in this country, The American Legion passed Resolution 407. It resolved, in part, “…we consider any individual, group of individuals or organizations, which creates, or fosters racial, religious or class strife among our people, or which takes into their own hands the enforcement of law, determination of guilt, or infliction of punishment, to be un-American, a menace to our liberties, and destructive to our fundamental law…”
The best that I can say about your recent report is that it is incomplete. The report states, without any statistical evidence, “The possible passage of new restrictions on firearms and the return of military veterans facing significant challenges reintegrating into their communities could lead to the potential emergence of terrorist groups or lone wolf extremists capable of carrying out violent attacks.”

The American Legion is well aware and horrified at the pain inflicted during the Oklahoma City bombing, but Timothy McVeigh was only one of more than 42 million veterans who have worn this nation’s uniform during wartime. To continue to use McVeigh as an example of the stereotypical “disgruntled military veteran” is as unfair as using Osama bin Laden as the sole example of Islam.

Your report states that “Rightwing extremists were concerned during the 1990s with the perception that illegal immigrants were taking away American jobs through their willingness to work at significantly lower wages.” Secretary Napolitano, this is more than a perception to those who have lost their job. Would you categorize union members as “Right Wing extremists”?

In spite of this incomplete, and, I fear, politically-biased report, The American Legion and the Department of Homeland Security share many common and crucial interests, such as the Citizen Corps and disaster preparedness. Since you are a graduate of New Mexico Girls State, I trust that you are very familiar with The American Legion. I would be happy to meet with you at a time of mutual convenience to discuss issues such as border security and the war on terrorism. I think it is important for all of us to remember that Americans are not the enemy. The terrorists are.


David K. Rehbein
National Commander
The American Legion

Napolitano plays agenda politics instead of leading to protect America from threats to its security. A Worldwide network of Islamist terrorist attacked America in 2001.

Napolitano expects a threat from America's military and its veterans.

The Hack needs to go. Now.


J -SOM said...

what did she say?

Publia said...

Does occur to me that after writing that check to the IRS and seeing the dwindling resources left to me to do that after the meltdown, 3 hots and a cot just might be the new 401K for Conservatives. Played right, this could be a plan.If all the Libs are outside and all of us are inside, prison might just be a pleasant place, indeed. Does this count as recruiting?

God help and save us from what is happening.

Conscience Whig said...

If Napolitano ignored these threats, she would not be doing her job. Before Bin Laden, after all, there was Timothy McVeigh. One could make the case that this report should not have been made public, but certainly not that the dangers described in it should be overlooked.

Publia said...

Whig, your point is well taken but you gotta read the actual report. There is very little about McVeigh types and lots about the conservative type people found in country clubs, Walmarts, and your local church.

Conscience Whig said...

Got a link to it? If that's what they're focusing on, that's just plain silly. That's the left-wing equivalent of the Bush administration focusing on PETA and Greenpeace.

Bart said...

Sure it's a Huff Post link, but it's dead on. Sound logic and now sound evidence.