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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.

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  -Homeland security chief apologizes to veterans groups bemildred  Apr-16-09 10:10 AM   #0 
  - did the American Legion complain when Bush's FBI warned about veterans?  Enrique   Apr-16-09 10:13 AM   #1 
  - The American Legion is just another Republican group  NJmaverick   Apr-16-09 10:13 AM   #2 
  - They don't speak for US military veterans, that's for sure.  bemildred   Apr-16-09 10:15 AM   #3 
     - Ain't that the truth. The legion is a bunch of former supply corps lard asses. nt  Captain Hilts   Apr-16-09 10:17 AM   #5 
     - Kind of like AARP represents old people.  bemildred   Apr-16-09 10:32 AM   #6 
     - Yes they do.  Brgotn   Apr-16-09 10:36 AM   #7 
        - They claim to.  bemildred   Apr-16-09 10:47 AM   #10 
        - yeah if you pay them a membership fee....and like my dad told me  NavyDavy   Apr-16-09 11:03 AM   #14 
        - The DAV has turned into a racket. Sad. My grandfather was a member. nt  Captain Hilts   Apr-16-09 03:48 PM   #16 
  - DON'T APOLOGIZE!!!!  Norquist Nemesis   Apr-16-09 10:16 AM   #4 
  - Tell that to Oklahoma City.  Historic NY   Apr-16-09 10:37 AM   #8 
  - Another example is the DC Sniper  jewishlibrl   Apr-16-09 11:26 AM   #15 
  - Anybody got a link to the actual report?  ashling   Apr-16-09 10:39 AM   #9 
  - What??? A Democratic official apologized for a reasonable and accurate statement?  abq e streeter   Apr-16-09 10:52 AM   #11 
  - There is no need to apologize for telling the truth  jewishlibrl   Apr-16-09 10:55 AM   #12 
  - That's the ticket. Let's all put our heads in the sand. n/t  Bonhomme Richard   Apr-16-09 10:56 AM   #13 
  - I'm a veteran  CRK7376   Apr-16-09 03:59 PM   #17 

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