Hey Janet, when you hear Chinese, stop digging:
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Sunday portrayed veterans as victims Ã¢â‚¬â€œ not perpetrators Ã¢â‚¬â€œ of right-wing extremism as she sought to combat the political controversy arising out of an April 14 Homeland Security memo warning that returning soldiers could be ripe for domestic terrorism participation.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The report is not saying that veterans are extremists. Far from it,Ã¢â‚¬Â Napolitano said on CNNÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s State of the Union. Ã¢â‚¬Å“What it is saying is returning veterans are targets of right-wing extremist groups that are trying to recruit those to commit violent acts within the country. We want to do all we can to prevent that.Ã¢â‚¬Â
There. That should quell some of the criticism. Napolitano must have a second apology speech already written that she doesn’t want to go to waste.