Homeland Security? Pentagon Not Ready for Stateside Attack

by jhwygirl

Who’s been keeping us safe for the last 6 years? Not Republicans.

An independent panel, headed by commission chairman Arnold Punaro, told Congress on Thursday in its submitted report that the U.S. is not able to defend itself adequately from a homeland attack.

Major General Arnold Punaro is retired USMCR, with a distinguished career in both military and civilian life. He worked in the Senate on national security matters for Senator Sam Nunn for 24 years, and served as Staff Director for the Senate Armed Services Committee from 1987 to 1995, and Staff Director for the Minority of the Senate Armed Services Committee from 1983 to 1986 and 1995 to 1997.

Stating that the military has not dedicated sufficient time or resources to prepare for such a role, the panel’s report says that this is partly due to the historic historic tension between the federal government and the states.

Defense officials say that the military sees its role in domestic emergencies in large part as supporting civilian agencies.

“Tension” you say? How about institutionalized malfeasance?

And lest you not like the link I gave you above, how about this one from the Arab Times?

  1. New slogan for Democrats:

    “Islamo-fascism fear-baiting: It’s not just a right-wing thing any more!”

    Hooooooray for FREEDOM!!

  2. Just reporting a story, Steve – move along now, move along.

    But I’m flattered you detest what I write so much. Really. Come on back!

    Besides, what was “islamo-fascist” about what I regurgitated out of newswire? Unless, maybe, you equate, solely, terrorism with Islam? I know I don’t.

  3. Note to self: Sarcasm not allowed at 4&20 Blackbirds anymore.

    I’m glad to see that disagreement is handled so elegantly here, jhwygirl.

    And, for the record, you are the first person to call me a troll. Nicely done.

  4. ahh – a stalker too! Just for the record, I noted that Steve T was a Troll…before I felt bad and edited. But the hell with it – there it is….my own private troll.

    Don’t go calling it sarcasm. You dish it out all too frequently to call it sarcasm.

  5. Wow, I was strangely under the impression that you and I get along well enough for me to disagree with you. Seriously… we’ve never argued before. WTF?

    And by the way— you linked to the ARAB TIMES (even though it just regurgitates the AP story like everyone else)… so I’m afraid you don’t get to play the “I’m not associating terrorism with one group of people card”… least of all with me. Have you ever read a word I’ve written on the topic? Didn’t think so. Look it up.

    And using sarcasm frequently doesn’t change what it is or its effectiveness. It obviously got you thinking.

  6. Major f-up on my part Steve…I confused you with someone else. Everything I said was in the context – for me – of thinking it was someone else.

    Crap. Crap crap crap crap crap. Must….have…caffeine..before touching….keyboard…

    I intentionally linked to ARAB TIMES, so yeah, I’m now a terrorist.

    Sincerely sorry.

  7. Apology accepted. I’ve made that mistake myself.

    Nothing to see here, folks!! Move along now!

  8. Okay, group hug time!

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