Warning of terrorism castigated by Republicans

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    You may recall the enormous controversy that erupted in April over a Department of Homeland Security report that assessed the threat of “right wing extremists.” The story provoked days of nonstop cable chatter, and DHS chief Janet Napolitano ultimately apologized.

    Fast forward to the huge and horrible news yesterday that late-term abortion doctor George Tiller was shot dead by a man who reportedly posted on the blog of the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue. Maybe we should take another look at all that criticism?

    One passage from the DHS report that provoked nonstop outrage said that right wing extremists “may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.”

    Some on the right read this passage and decided it was a reference to them. Top conservative blogger Michelle Malkin warned that it meant you’re being targeted by Obama’s big brother government “if you are a member of an active conservative group that opposes abortion” or if you are active on other issues.

    This wasn’t a fringe interpretation of the report, by the way. RNC chair Michael Steele for instance, blasted the report for labeling peaceful dissenters on issues “as terrorists.” Other Republican members of Congress sounded similar tones.

    It’s true that the report committed a misstep in suggesting returning veterans are a risk. But the general intent of the report, which was chock full of warnings about “lone wolf extremists” capable of violence, now looks perfectly defensible, even reasonable.
    Time To Revisit Criticism Of DHS Report On “Right Wing Extremists”?
     
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    Hmm.. I wonder how she failed to mention the American converts to Islam in her report.
     
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    Hey willow, thanks for helping keep my thread up
     
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    yer welcome cupcake.. try to get a little rest,, you gotta be strong so's ya can run from evil baptists and republicans,, don't let em catch ya now! run fast,, you got Nike??
     
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    Nice try... but the people that are driven by FEAR are the right... I loathe right wing pea brains. I guess you just can't discern things
     
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    its funny, not that the libs have a lib messiah in office, it is the conservatives that are fringe and sparking fear talk....yet, while bush was in office, all the libs did was talk fear about bush and the right....

    is there no honesty in politics in this country anymore? both sides are so eager to call the other extreme and many on both sides call for the other's extinction. continued talk like this leads only to one place.......war
     

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