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Canada Asks: How Did United States Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano Get Her Job?


Secretary Janet Napolitano of the Department of Homeland Security

Well, Napolitano is a former Democrat Governor of Arizona and a Democrat Party political hack. But, Canadians have a point in asking the question.

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. The notion that some arrived via Canada is a myth that briefly popped up in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, and was then quickly debunked.

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.”

Just what does that mean, exactly?

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?

What an embarassment.

President Barack Obama should ask for Napolitano’s resignation.

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  • Eric

    I agree!
    Now is the time for Obama, he can save himself from making mistakes like Bush. Bush started with small mistakes and things finally went out of his hands. Obama has a great image right now and he won’t want to ruin it.

  • Liz

    This administration is pretty weak and pretty darn incompetent. Timing couldn’t be worse for the American People.

  • Vinny

    Janet Napolitano says the 9/11 terrorists came through Canada to the USA, wow where has she been? As an American I can only join our neighbors to the North and ask how did get the job in Obama’s adminstration? “Stupid is as Stupid does”, what else can explain her lack of knowledge regarding 9/11, does the woman read or did she just come out of a cave somewhere. As an American I can only ask our Candian friends to consider the source of her appointment, the same person chose Richanrd and Daschle and they both dropped out.