One thing that irks the Czar about conservatives is their innate reflex to demand a resignation. An Obama appointee knocks over a drinksome Congressperson calls for a resignation. An Obama appointee forgets to switch her watch back to Eastern time, and a blogger demands her resignation. So sign the Czar up as someone who grows weary of all these requests for resignations. The Czar, perhaps, is resigned against resignations.
But Janet Napolitano. Wow.
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Ready? On Wednesdaythats only the day before yesterday, folksSecretary Napolitano publicly concluded that the Fort Hood shooting was an act of Islamic terrorism.
Let us refresh our memories. On November 5, 2009, Major Nidal Malik Hasan killed 13 people and wounded another 30 while wearing white robes and a taqiyah cap, screaming Allāhu Akbar, and other forms of the takbīr, after baldly promoting his desire to kil infidels with the blessing of al-Qâ’ida imam Anwar al-‘Awlaqī for months prior.
Secretary Napolitano defined this as a simple criminal act the very next day:
Describing the killings as “a terrible tragedy,” Ms Napolitano said a civil rights and civil liberties directorate in her department aimed to “prevent everybody being painted with a broad brush.”
However, the facts have become clear to her, 107 days later, that perhaps this was an act of terrorism on American soil after all.
on-the-job training manual clearly stated that domestic terrorism originates from white supremacist groups, libertarians, the unemployed, Obama-haters, right-wing xenophobes, Second Amendment supporters, and veterans of foreign wars. Somehow, an over-the-top jihadist continually threatening to kill infidels slipped past this exhaustive profile.Well, such a delay might be vaguely understandable: her
Perhaps she could ask for a new page, which could be entitled And Threats Any Moron Could Predict. See, here it is: had she continued to refuse to acknowledge the act as terrorism, we would continue to labor under the myth that the President was keeping her quiet to avoid offending sensibilities. But coming out almost four months later to say oh yeah, it was terrorism after all reveals that she was under no such prohibitioninstead, she reveals that she did not understand the situation. Bush-bashers will admit that no one officially waited until December 27, 2001, to realize that we were at war with al-Qâ’ida. By that date, you will recall, Kandahar had fallen and the Taliban were out of power. You can do a lot in 107 days.
The President has periodically said that he relies on the judgment of the smartest people in the world for each one of his appointments. Whether you believe this is fantasy or the truth, you have to ask what the hell level of competence Secretary Napolitano could possibly hold.
If you look at her response to Fort Hood, H1N1, the Detroit bomber, and Guantanamo, (not fogetting her conviction that Canada exports terrorism!) she has been 180° wrong on every critical event that affects her department. Read that again: not just mistaken. Not just a bit off. Not slightly askew. But dead wrong. Ridiculously so.
The Czar joins the rising chorus of people who think the President made a really bad call with her. And since the Czar is tired of demanding resignations, he will take a different tack. Mr. President, you need to fire her.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.