Thursday, April 16, 2009

Coincidence, again?

The last post talked of the coincidences of that DHS report and the Tea Parties, among other events.

From the Associated Press so you know it's real news... or at least "mainstream"

WASHINGTON (AP) - Civil liberties officials at the Homeland Security Department did not agree with some of the language in a controversial report on right-wing extremists, but the agency issued the report anyway.

The intelligence assessment issued to law enforcement last week said some military veterans could be susceptible to extremist recruiters or commit lone acts of violence. That prompted angry reactions from some lawmakers and veterans' groups.

Homeland Security spokeswoman Amy Kudwa said the report was issued before officials resolved problems raised by the agency's civil rights division. Kudwa would not specify what language raised the concerns.

So, Civil liberties officials at DHS though the report had problems and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano agrees that the report's definition of Right Wing Extremist should be changed.

Clearly there are problems with this draft, a lack of quantifiable information or trends is also missing.

This begs the question, why was such an obviously "incomplete" report issued on April 14th? Why the apparent rush to get it out the door?

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