April 23rd, 2009

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Could you put your foot a little bit further in your mouth, please, Ms. Napolitano?

The latest from the illustrious head of Homeland Security, whence came a document claiming two sources of "rightwing extremists", racists and people favoring limits to the power of the federal government: backpedaling after asserting that the 9-11 terrorists entered the US via Canada.

From CTV.ca:
 

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."

Now she says she was misunderstood: "I know that the September 11th hijackers did not come through Canada to the United States."

Hear anything about this from the US MSM? Me neither. Had someone on the right blundered similarly, we'd never hear the end of it.

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