Janet Napolitano, Barack Obama's choice to head the Department of Homeland Security is in short order demonstrating that she is the ignorant boob that we all knew she was. First it was the canard that conservatives and veterans were rightwing extremists, then Napolitano claimed that illegal aliens weren't actually illegal, and now Naplitano demonstrates her grasp of security issues with the bogus claim that the 9/11 terrorists came from Canada.
Can someone please tell us how U. S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano got her job? She appears to be about as knowledgeable about border issues as a late-night radio call-in yahoo.The head of the Department of Homeland Security doesn't even know where the 9/11 terrorists came from. Hmm - exactly what does she know?
In an interview broadcast Monday on the CBC, Ms. Napolitano attempted to justify her call for stricter border security on the premise that "suspected or known terrorists" have entered the U. S. across the Canadian border, including the perpetrators of the 9/11 attack.
All the 9/11 terrorists, of course, entered the United States directly from overseas.
Informed of her error, Ms. Napolitano blustered: "I can't talk to that. I can talk about the future. And here's the future. The future is we have borders."
She's a blooming genius. And one more Napolitano bon mot that has the Canadians rankled:
Just a few weeks ago, Ms. Napolitano equated Canada's border to Mexico's, suggesting they deserved the same treatment. Mexico is engulfed in a drug war that left more than 5,000 dead last year, and which is spawning a spillover kidnapping epidemic in Arizona. So many Mexicans enter the United States illegally that a multi-billion-dollar barrier has been built from Texas to California to keep them out.
In Canada, on the other hand, the main problem is congestion resulting from cross-border trade. Not quite the same thing, is it?
Who knows when you're dealing with an idiot like Napolitano. She can probably figure a way to equate the two. Time to retire, Janet.