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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 10:10 AM
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Homeland security chief apologizes to veterans groups
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Source: CNN

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano apologized Thursday after veterans groups were offended by a department report about right-wing extremism.

The report said extremist groups may try to attract veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It also said extremists also may use the recession and the election of the nation's first African-American president to recruit members.

The American Legion was among those who objected to the report's mention of veterans.

"I think it is important for all of us to remember that Americans are not the enemy. The terrorists are," the American Legion's national commander, David K. Rehbein, said in a letter to Napolitano.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/04/16/napolitano.apolo... /
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