Obama’s Jewish support in the US is dropping a little but is still “solid” (as has been said here before, liberals are liberals first and everything else second), so this probably wouldn’t have made a dent in that support, but still… DOH!
Israel was included erroneously on a U.S. Department of Homeland Security terrorist watch list, a U.S. official said.
John Morton, the director of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement division of the department, said Israel’s recent appearance on a list compiled by the department’s office of the inspector general was a mistake.
“The addition of Israel in the OIG’s list of ICE’s ‘Third-Agency Checks’ (TAC) was based on inaccurate information provided to the OIG during the course of its audit,” Morton said in a statement sent by e-mail to JTA. “The U.S. does not and never has considered Israel to have links to terrorism, but rather they are a partner in our efforts to combat global terrorism.
Yid With Lid doesn’t think it was a “mistake” at all, but rather another example of a bunch of rookies in way over their heads who act on impulse:
Forgive me for being a bit on the suspicious side but mistake my arse. The Obama administration which already has a reputation of being anti-Israel got its fingers caught in the cookie jar and is now trying to cover it up with a “oops I made a mistake.” Why do you think they made the “oops” announcement to JTA, a liberal Jewish website.
This entire incident is another example of the naiveté of this administration, they act first and if they can’t cover things up, they make excuses later.
Maybe the DHS is suspicious that terrorists could slip through Israel because that country doesn’t profile little kids and old ladies like the superior system that the TSA has designed here in the states under the skillful tutelage of the Department of Homeland Security.