Should Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, quit because lack of comprehension of what her job is?
The furor began when Napolitano was asked to clarify statements she had made about equal treatment for the Mexican and Canadian borders, despite the fact that a flood of illegal immigrants and a massive drug war are two serious issues on the southern border.
"Yes, Canada is not Mexico, it doesn't have a drug war going on, it didn't have 6,000 homicides that were drug-related last year," she said.
"Nonetheless, to the extent that terrorists have come into our country or suspected or known terrorists have entered our country across a border, it's been across the Canadian border. There are real issues there."
When asked if she was referring to the 9-11 terrorists, Napolitano added: "Not just those but others as well."
- Rob BLv 71 decade agoBest Answer
Ticking off our Canadian neighbors takes a lot, but she's managed to do it. You'd think that our DHS Secretary might have, I don't know, actually READ the 9/11 Commission report that clearly stated the 9/11 terrorists came directly to the US from outside North America. Could it be she doesn't know Canada is part of North America?
She is also trying to paint nearly any group who disagrees with administration policy as potential terrorists. Didn't the left decry the tactics of the right portraying anti-war protesters as unpatriotic? She takes it one step further by asking local law enforcement to report groups that are "suspicious" such as those who are against abortion, support the Second Amendment, and oppose illegal immigration. She gives equal weight to official FBI assessments as she does reports by unnamed "civil rights groups."
She should resign or be asked to resign otherwise it looks like the administration is going to try to lock up political dissenters. Did Hugo Chavez and Raul Castro teach their new buddy, President Obama, these things?
- Michael DLv 71 decade ago
she was a disaster for arizona. practically dragging illegals across our southern border. arizona couldn't wait to get rid of her. so...promotion time!!!!! she is an embarrassment.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
I agree with the first answer, his whole cabinet should resign and then Comrade Obama should resign as well, he is way out of his league.
- p hLv 61 decade ago
Most of the current cabinet should resign, they are over their heads.
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- 1 decade ago
it should be given o room to learn more in the sense that the tenure is still very flesh
- okieLv 41 decade ago
She is obviously in over her head
- 1 decade ago
No, she understands her job is to crack-down on Americans.