Friday, March 20, 2009

How About We Dump The Word "Homeland" Too?

The new chief of Homeland Security testified before Congress and managed to avoid mentioning "terrorism".
Napolitano tells the German news site Spiegel Online that while she presumes there is always a threat from terrorism: "I referred to "man-caused" disasters. That is perhaps only a nuance, but it demonstrates that we want to move away from the politics of fear toward a policy of being prepared for all risks that can occur."
I'll tell you the nuance that jumped out at me. Why is Janet Napolitano only talking about "man-caused" disasters?

Surely this was an error.
I admit it's somewhat rarer,
but even the fairer sex sometimes causes terror.

Which is why, to protect our land,
the TSA routinely demands
that even old ladies be thoroughly scanned.

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