In April, 2009, a DHS domestic intelligence report, that was supposed to be for law enforcement eyes only, was leaked and quickly spread across the inter tubes. The report specifically singled out "right-wing extremist groups" - returning war vets, pro-lifers, gun rights advocates, anti-tax groups, et al.
No specific threats were notated. Nor was there any mention of radical Islam.
Janet Napolitano, head of the DHS, was quick to defend the report:
"We are on the lookout for criminal and terrorist activity but we do not -- nor will we ever -- monitor ideology or political beliefs," Napolitano said in the statement. "We take seriously our responsibility to protect the civil rights and liberties of the American people, including subjecting our activities to rigorous oversight from numerous internal and external sources."
Later in April, Napolitano apologized to the American Legion for the report:
"Napolitano blamed one of her agency's analysts for prematurely sending out the intelligence assessment to law enforcement, according to Craig Roberts, an American Legion member who attended the meeting."
Lefties at the gub'mint subsidized Nat'l Public Radio (NPR) puzzled their puzzler till it hurt and wondered "was her mea culpa really necessary?"
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"At the memorial service, the names of the 13 killed wil be read aloud, along with a 21-gun salute.
The families of those 13 victims will be in attendance.
The president will also be among an estimated five thousand people."
I wonder if Janet will be there?