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Sunday, April 26, 2009

You Just Can't Be Too Careful

Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has apologized to to the American Legion for a report on terrorism that warned
the faltering economy and the election of the country's first African-American president could be used to radicalize extremist groups and bolster their recruiting within the United States.
The report suggested that veterans would make ideal candidates for recruitment because, you know, they're gun nuts--patriotic and all that. 

Not at all, says Ms. Napolitano, it was just a little screw-up and she's terribly sorry. When some people expressed concern
how such an oversight could have occurred, [a] senior DHS official said that because of the massive size of the department -- more than 220,000 employees -- "sometimes things slip through the cracks," and that new internal processes have now been put in place to make sure such a mistake doesn't happen again.
Well, that's reassuring. Still, more than 220,000 employees and things still "slip through the cracks?" They better hire another 50,000. Just to be on the safe side.

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