Thursday, March 19, 2009

"Man-caused" disasters

SPIEGEL reported Janet Napolitano, 51, is President Obama's new Homeland Security Secretary. She spoke with SPIEGEL about immigration, the continued threat of terrorism and the changing tone in Washington.

SPIEGEL: Madame Secretary, in your first testimony to the US Congress as Homeland Security Secretary you never mentioned the word "terrorism." Does Islamist terrorism suddenly no longer pose a threat to your country?

Napolitano: Of course it does.
I am glad you are aware of that.
I presume there is always a threat from terrorism. In my speech, although I did not use the word "terrorism," I referred to "man-caused" disasters. That is perhaps only a nuance, but it demonstrates that we want to move away from the politics of fear
to see if they won't kill us if we stop calling them names. Ignoring the fact that we were not calling them names before 9/11.
toward a policy of being prepared for all risks that can occur.
If you can't even discuss it with the right words, how can you be prepared.


Lyn said...

"man-caused disasters?" "...all risks that can occur?"

Is this idiot reading from insurance adjustor course notes?

TO THE OBAMA REGIME: Go ahead and move away from the politics of fear; just get your head out of your ass first so you can see where you're going and what's coming at us.

iron chef klingon said...

The feminists are going to crucify her for implying that women are incapable of causing disasters.