Napping on Duty

In addressing Congress for the first time yesterday, new Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano did not, even once, use the word “terrorism.” Not once.

As the woman charged with protecting the nation, terrorism should be a priority, not something avoided out of the hope to maintain a politically correct stance toward those who dream of our destruction. Instead, the former Arizona governor focused on her department’s role in responding to natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina.

To me, it looks as though Napolitano seems to be adopting, with respect to the safety of the nation, the same species of politically correct, illegal immigrant amnesty-favoring policies she embraced while U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona, Arizona Attorney General and Arizona Governor, the same policies and perspective and attitude which has now made Phoenix a home away from home for Mexican drug cartels, and the No. 2 ranking world capital for kidnappings, right behind Mexico City.

Her recent statement that violence in Mexico has not crossed the border into the United States was completely asinine, and was reminiscent of Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf–better known as Iraqi Information Minister “Baghdad Bob”–explaining on Iraqi state television that the Americans were not taking the airport, that the Americans were bogged down in the sands of Iraq, retreating at the mere sight of Saddam “Spider Hole” Hussein’s Republican Guard. Just like Baghdad Bob, Napolitano has lost touch with reality — not a quality we want in a Homeland Security chief.

Back in mid-December in these very pages, we warned that America should be wary of Napolitano and be on the lookout for “more PC-speak and a much kinder, gentler approach to dealing with the tsunami of illegal immigrants now flooding across the border and over the nation.” It seems as though the same PC attitude has spread to the threat of radical Islam.

This isn’t a threat which will go away if ignored. Terrorism will not cease to be if we somehow quit talking about it, and nix any security-related ideas that could possibly offend these animals. Napolitano is treating radical Islam like someone at a cocktail party she doesn’t want to talk to — if I don’t look at them, and if I don’t mention their name, perhaps they’ll just stay on the other side of the room. Jihad doesn’t work that way. While we nap because of Napolitano, they organize, they get stronger, they recruit, they foment their hatred of everything we stand for.

We are in for a very rough ride.



  1. Ian Thorpe says:

    I have not heard the nickname baghdad Bob before. In Britain al Sahaaf was known as Comical Ali.

  2. Linda says:

    It’s only obvious that we are being set up. It’s not a matter of “if,” it’s a matter of “when.” Another poor choice by a poor presidential choice. Theory is that he keeps selecting these poor choices to cover up how incompetent he is.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I don’t doubt that Napolitano will be responsible for increasing the flood of new democrats–excuse me, illegal aliens!–into the country. And if this plays out like I think it will, a major new terrorist attack in the U.S. is in the offing.

    Unfortunately, these fools are in charge now. Fortunately, they’re going to have to answer for the consequences.



    USA: Unbelievably Sad Administration

  5. Cyborg II says:

    When you have a president in campaign mode all the time you can expect this to happen. He has no knowledge of how to be a president. All of his education seems to have come from Communists. Of course he can’t be a president as it is above his pay grade.

  6. BlueWater says:

    Napping is way too kind – it implies she could wake up.

  7. Anonymous says:

    with people like this we do not need enemies¡¡¡¡¡

  8. toto says:

    By now, the people of this country, who refused to believe us, should be starting to UH OH!! Well, at least I can hope they’ve woken from their stupor. If the dumocrats plans for socialism weren’t noticed before, they have become blatantly obvious now. The first steps have been taken, its only a matter of time now. First he gets his people in cabinet positions, regardless of whether they pay their taxes or not, then he starts doling out money like candy at halloween, and what do you suppose is next? I’d be willing to bet that the next major thing we hear is our taxes going up, because with the economy the way it is, theres no other way. Anyone willing to take my bet????

  9. Gail B says:

    When Napolitano’s name first came up for consideration, I did a bit of research on her.

    Don’t expect any leadership or responsibility at the helm of Homeland Security. She’s a puppet.

    She didn’t mention anything about making phone calls to find out about how many mass graves an area can accommodate, did she? She didn’t mention anything about hardening certain law enforcement buildings, did she? But, her department did that very thing.

    Need to keep an eye on her!

    I’ve never before seen an administration that required so much WATCHING! This one is awful, not to mention DANGEROUS!

  10. Anonymous says:

    She was bad for Arizona–played favorites with the illegal alien issue–so glad she is gone, but so sorry she is head of DHS. What a joke! At least we still have Sheriff Joe–he should be sitting in her spot.

  11. T.I.M. says:

    While I agree that Napolitano needs to face reality, I believe that writers should, as well. Calling terrorists “these animals” is an unfair insult to animals, who could teach humans a lot about family care and support. Real animals live to support and protect, and do not kill for insane ideology. Terrorists are monsters, they are not animals.

  12. Anonymous says:

    American Thinker article tells the story:

    Also from AT, here comes the giant health Care bill:

    Where does it end?


  13. Anonymous says:

    This traitor, JANET NAPOLITANO allowed the Mexican Drug Cartel set up house, with the aid of Nappy’s pet ILLEGAL ALIENS, in Phoenix. Now, it is the KIDNAPPING CAPITAL of the world, 2nd to Mexico City. Now, the Mexican Drug Cartel controls all drug trafficking, throughout 230 U.S. cities. Nappy did ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to remove ILLEGAL ALIENS from Arizona, the number one group, the Mexican Drug Cartels gets it’s recruits.

    JANET NAPOLITANO must step down and be held accountable for her crimes against us all.

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