Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is playing games with words:
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has an explanation about why she never mentioned the word “terrorism” during her first testimony on Capitol Hill.
Napolitano tells the German news site Spiegel Online that while she presumes there is always a threat from 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 toward a policy of being prepared for all risks that can occur.”
So terrorism is now a “man-caused disaster.”
I guess that means that murder is a “man-caused interruption in life”, that arson is “man-caused carbonization”, and that, you know, freedom is slavery.
When she does something like this, I can’t help but think that Napolitano either doesn’t take terrorism seriously as a threat or that she’s just incompetent.
In either case, she doesn’t belong in charge of American domestic security.