Thursday, May 14, 2009

It was right to retact the DHS assesment

This is why this report should have not gone out. It was an assessment not an accusation as Ms. Napolitano said. But what if a returning Vet was in a group that opposed Abortion like "Knights of Columbus?" Would that Vet be targeted by DHS? My whole problem with this report is DHS should be focused on groups that are targeting America with terrorist activity. The report did not have any evidence and was not specific on groups that were targeting terror attacks.
Rep. Peter T. King, the ranking Republican on the committee, said the report "made an impression" in his New York district as well.

"I don't think it reflects well on the department, and I know you want to address it," Mr. King said.

David K. Rehbein, commander of the American Legion, said the withdrawal of the report "validates our objections."

"It did not contain any evidence," Mr. Rehbein said. "It was an unfair and unsubstantiated stereotype based on Timothy McVeigh."

The report also said "rightwing extremism" may include groups opposed to abortion and immigration, among several other threat assessments.

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