Scared Monkeys Radio Daily Commentary – Thursday, April 23, 2009 – Janet Napolitano’s Canadian Blame Is Misplaced

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CHANGE YOU CAN BELIEVE IN … The Obama Administration has made a change to the way we used to do things, they alienate our allies and cozy up to our enemies.

Janet Napolitano must GO!

Who needs VP Joe Biden for gaffes when the Obama Administration has a DHS Secretary like Janet Napolitano who first insults our brave returning military veterans and refers to them of potential terrorists, then is unaware of immigration law and now says that 9–11 occurred because of a our borders with Canada. A former governor of a state that dealt with Mexican illegals crossing on a daily basis calls out Canada after suggesting that 9/11 terrorists entered the U.S. through the northern border.

Janet Napolitano

Janet Napolitano … 9–11 terrorists came through the Canadian border, oops you mean they didn’t … never mind.

There comes a point where these are no longer gaffes, but the actual policy of a not ready for prime time White House … it’s armature hour. Maybe Janet Napolitano needs a teleprompter too.

The furor began when Napolitano was asked to clarify statements she had made about equal treatment for the Mexican and Canadian borders, despite the fact that a flood of illegal immigrants and a massive drug war are two serious issues on the southern border.

“Yes, Canada is not Mexico, it doesn’t have a drug war going on, it didn’t have 6,000 homicides that were drug-related last year,” she said.

“Nonetheless, to the extent that terrorists have come into our country or suspected or known terrorists have entered our country across a border, it’s been across the Canadian border. There are real issues there.”

When asked if she was referring to the 9-11 terrorists, Napolitano added: “Not just those but others as well.”

It is a scary thought that DHS Secretary Napolitano does not even know the history of 9–11 or how evens played out that lead up to that fateful September morning. Napolitano is supposed to keep us safe, right?

U.S. security boss clarifies comments about border

“As the 9-11 commission reported in 2004, all of the 9-11 terrorists arrived in the United States from outside North America. They flew to major U.S. airports. They entered the U.S. with documents issued by the United States government and no 9-11 terrorists came from Canada.”

“Her comment from her people is that she misunderstood,” Wilson said, adding that he was planning a personal meeting with Napolitano in the near future.

The furor began when Napolitano was asked to clarify statements she had made about equal treatment for the Mexican and Canadian borders, despite the fact that a flood of illegal immigrants and a massive drug war are two serious issues on the southern border.

“Yes, Canada is not Mexico, it doesn’t have a drug war going on, it didn’t have 6,000 homicides that were drug-related last year,” she said.

“Nonetheless, to the extent that terrorists have come into our country or suspected or known terrorists have entered our country across a border, it’s been across the Canadian border. There are real issues there.”

When asked if she was referring to the 9-11 terrorists, Napolitano added: “Not just those but others as well.”

However, Public Safety Minister Peter Van Loan downplayed the comments and said that Napolitano is well aware that Canada was not the source of the 9-11 terrorists.

So we have an administration that embraces the likes of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez and the Castro brothers, doesn’t want to use the term “war of terror” because that sends the wrong message to the very people who want to kill us, yet finds it perfectly ok to insult our ally to the North with misinformation.

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    25 Responses to “Scared Monkeys Radio Daily Commentary – Thursday, April 23, 2009 – Janet Napolitano’s Canadian Blame Is Misplaced”

    1. Scared Monkeys on April 23rd, 2009 6:29 am

      Armature Hour in the White House:

      Dana, you are being too kind. Janet should get no respect. The woman is a LEFT wing idiot. Far be it that Janet Napolitano let the facts get in the way of claiming that the 9-11 terrorists came thru the Canadian border. As they did not. Maybe Janet should have read the 9-11 report.

      She cannot even make herself call them terrorists. This is the change you can believe in … Alienate our allies and cozy up to dictators.

      In a release Tuesday night following the interview, she called Canada a “close ally and an important partner” and said she was simply misunderstood.

      “I know that the September 11th hijackers did not come through Canada to the United States,” she said in the statement.

      The sad fact is she is listening to her advisor’s and her orders come from the top.

      What qualification does this fool have to do this job?

      She would dare compare the Canadian & Mexican borders as being the same? UNREAL. Especially when she was the governor of a state that had to deal with illegals.


    2. SUPER DAVE on April 23rd, 2009 7:09 am

      the fact that this woman was a governor is amazing in itself. if this is the best the democrats could get, they don’t have anyone left in the cesspool of people they call politicians.
      if there was a hole large enough for that massive head i bet she would bury it.

    3. Rusty Bridges on April 23rd, 2009 7:55 am

      We better stay friends with the canadiens, soon we will be the ones sneaking over a border to the north.

    4. nurturer on April 23rd, 2009 8:51 am

      Not only does she look dumb, she IS dumb.

    5. Greg the Mongoose on April 23rd, 2009 9:53 am

      Janet Reno’s twin sister. Mad Dog Napolitano!

    6. St Stephen on April 23rd, 2009 9:58 am

      Janet Napolitano may have reached a Peter’s Principle in her political career(The theory that employees within an organization will advance to their highest level of competence and then be promoted to and remain at a level at which they are incompetent.) but the fact of terrorists in Canada and entering the United States is absolutely correct.

      What we have here is just more smoke and mirrors to denounce the Administration whether they take a correct or incorrect position while totally neglecting the responsibility of maintaining vigilance at both ends of the land borders between two countries.

      The fact that she raises the truism of terrorist entry into our country through Canada is somehow blindsided by illogical discussion of whether or not 9/11 terrorists did. One fact that we can be certain of, terrorist Ahmed Ressam(trained in bin Laden’s Afghan camps, nonetheless) did and was aprehended in Port Angeles, Washington weeks before a planned attack to kill hundreds of Americans.

      Here is a little nugget on the situation:

      “Although none of the 19 hijackers who carried out the Sept. 11 attacks came through Canada, there is mounting evidence that bin Laden has established a spider’s web of support networks to America’s north. These networks raise money, acquire valid travel documents for would-be terrorists, provide backup for operational cells and, in the case of Ressam, serve as the staging ground for attacks on the United States. Until now terrorists have been able to come and go in Canada as they please.”

      You either want our borders secure or you don’t, dear perusers of Scared Monkeys. You can’t have it both ways.

      I know what I want. I want both borders protected to the max. Anything less is inviting trouble.
      Let’s not forget the maritime borders, either.

    7. Angela on April 23rd, 2009 10:54 am

      What an IDIOT! Does she not realize first of all that to entire into the US from Canada you pass through US border guards NOT Canadian?

      I have heard so many Americans make a similar statement. People seriously need to get a grip.

      To enter Canada from the US you pass through Canadian border patrol/immigration. To enter US from Canada you cross through American border patrol/immigration.

      Janet Napolitano, you are a serious MORON! If you want to blame anyone, blame your own damn country!

    8. Angela on April 23rd, 2009 10:56 am

      And Rusty Bridges, the largest majority of illegals living in Canada are Americans. I was actually shocked to learn this.

    9. LilPuma on April 23rd, 2009 11:49 am

      8. Angela. I think Canada should send them to Mexico. Just to balance things out.

      Obama clearly is not proud of America, and is determined to let the world know this. He has insulted Britain, Israel, and now Canada. I’m waiting for him to start insulting Australia; guess he’s leaving them for last.

      Both of our borders should be secured. And Americans in any country illegally should be expelled, not supported by the taxpayers of that country. If it wasn’t so unrealistic to deport 12 or so million illegals in this country, I’d say we should do the same.

    10. LilPuma on April 23rd, 2009 11:52 am

      7. Angela. Those who have never left the country actually might not know that. Sometimes I have to close my eyes and recall Mexican uniforms checking my passport and visa in Mexico City, and an American checking it in Chicago. That’s how I remember that. :-) This is too much trouble for some.

    11. Rusty Bridges on April 23rd, 2009 12:13 pm

      #6, I think you missed the point, this is more left scare tactics to make border control seem impossible by including the northern border in the costs.

      There is not 1 bizzilion Canadiens trying to cross the border illegally that could hide a few terrorists in with so what the hell should we be worried about. Has anybody noticed the rugged terrain you would have to cross to get in to the US from Canada?

      Didn’t the 9-11 hijackers get into the country using visas and legal means? Shouldn’t we focus on better ID security measures? Oh wait, we already are, thanks Pres. Bush.

      Also St. Stephen, you contradict yourself by implying that the peter principle applies to Napalitino yet you defend her actions and statements. Which way do you want it?

    12. St Stephen on April 23rd, 2009 12:41 pm


      Whatever criticisms I may manifest in certain politicians, left or right, if a policy that they are ascribing to appears sound in regards to the national security of the United States, I will not pretend it is of no value simply because I do not like them. That is indeed self-defeating.

      To insinuate that the rugged terrain of Canada is an effective stop for determined terrorists is to either forget or not understand the terrain of Afghanistan, where the hard-core members have trained.

      Remember, these are enemies of our country and our values and they are bound and determined to destroy us. A “few terrorists” is what hurt us on 9/11, not a “bizzilion”. That’s “what the hell we should be so worried about”. You still want them to get through? I don’t.

      Lest we forget.

      At any rate, I did not contradict myself and I stand by my posts. Read the post again, if you need to. This one as well.

    13. SUPER DAVE on April 23rd, 2009 1:26 pm

      and to top all this, the democrats are about to soil their pants to prosecute the previous administration for waterboarding ?
      i guess they turned a blind eye to the Americans and others having their heads cut off by their prescious terrorists friends.
      it’s almost as if they enjoyed seeing this. America has seen a worse government as we have now in obama.

    14. Reaganite Republican Resistance on April 23rd, 2009 1:28 pm

      All who were left scratching their heads when Obama chose this obedient toady to head Homeland Security now can get a handle on it: a serious appointee, focused upon real terrorist threats (not imaginary, partisan ones i.e. the TEA parties) -like, say, a Rudolph Giuliani- wouldn’t have been a willing collaborator in a sham report trashing US vets for shameful political purposes.

      Napolitano’s qualification for this job was purely being a liberal Obama sycophant… certainly not any skills, insight, or ability.

      Her recent statements on Canadian border security illustrate how incompetent and puzzled she really is- completely lacking the credentials to be in charge of protecting our country from the likes of Al Qaida.

      Trouble is, the narcissist Obama needs to be surrounded by mindless drones to confirm his omnipotence and pollyanna world view. But such appointments as Napolitano and Panetta to vital national security posts are a show of weakness that will surely encourage terrorists and other rogue characters who see America as their enemy- no matter how hard Barack tries to schmooze them.

      Sadly, anyone who expected The One to place the nation’s practical defense interests above those of his own political security and radical agenda simply hasn’t looked at how he got this far in the first place.

    15. SUPER DAVE on April 23rd, 2009 1:34 pm

      have you seen the new cream of wheat box w/obama’s picture on it ? it’s called Cream Of Nothing.

    16. A Texas Grandfather on April 23rd, 2009 2:13 pm

      This is more misinformation from an administration that aught to be running a neighborhood welfare group rather than trying to run the government of the United States. “Change you can believe in”- Yes we can certainly believe in the incompetence that has been shown to date.

      This guy is going to be more incompentent than
      Jimmy Carter. Remember Carter is the guy that took all the teeth out of the INS and set the stage for the mistake of an Amnesty program during Reagan’s administration.

    17. A Texas Grandfather on April 23rd, 2009 2:39 pm

      The Canadian border guards are not going to stop someone trying to enter the United States unless they have been tipped off that a criminal may by trying to cross or a cargo of drugs may be moving through their station.
      Southbound traffic to the United States is inspected by the U.S. border patrol at the point of crossing.

    18. Carpe on April 23rd, 2009 3:16 pm

      I bet you sista hasn’t had her wheels greased since the Ford administration. It does play with
      the mind ya know, when you have not been regular,
      and all.

      Obama Admin Tip O’ the Day: Everyone stop talking.

      When someone walks by, pretend you are filling out
      some serious paperwork. Our country runs itself.

    19. SUPER DAVE on April 23rd, 2009 3:21 pm

      correction: America has “never seen” a worse government than the obama administration.

    20. Dolf on April 24th, 2009 8:25 am

      did you ever look at the form we foreigners (EU) must fill in in order to travel to the US

      (we Dutch do not need a visa)

    21. Rusty Bridges on April 24th, 2009 8:27 am

      #12, Go back and read my post, I did not say that a bizillion terrorists attacked us, I said that a few terrorist could be hiding among the multitude of illegals casually walking across our southern border. Compare that to NONE sneaking into US from Canada.

      The rugged terrain would dissuade anybody if all they have to do is get visas or walk across the southern border. Thats what she needs to worry about instead of doing nothing. Yes all borders should be secured. Canada is not the problem yet she misblamed Canada for 9-11 and tried to back out from her statement. I believe that is the subject at hand.

      She is using the same scare tactics that the liberals claimed Bush was using while adding a special lefty flair with blatent over exaggeration of the problem. She is wagging the dog so she can have an excuse not to do her job.

      And trust me, I don’t need advice on troop movement logistics.

      I still don’t get why you would criticize her if you believe she is doing her job, you just don’t like her?

    22. St Stephen on April 24th, 2009 10:10 am

      Rusty you stated this in the post

      “Compare that to NONE sneaking into US from Canada.”

      How on earth would you, I or anyone, for that matter, possibly know that to be the case? Do you mean NONE that we have caught? With the terror cells that are known of in the Neighbor to the North, I would venture to say that the statement is presumptuous at the very least.

      With the Canada a haven for terrorists(I refer once again to those who did not read the link, to

      Aside from that, like or dislike has nothing to do with the my job approval rating of Ms Napolitano. Getting a sound policy or two in place doesn’t mean you are “doing your job”.

      It takes a 24/7 commitment and the intelligence to achieve and maintain those policies on a consistent basis. We need someone qualified in this most sensitive position and I just feel that Janet Napolitano is NOT that qualified for the tasks that lay ahead of us, pure and simple. Nothing personal in the evaluation.

    23. SUPER DAVE on April 24th, 2009 1:28 pm

      and we thought the wolly mammoth was extinct !

    24. LilPuma on April 24th, 2009 1:41 pm

      14. RRR. Stop sugar-coating it and tell us how you really feel. :-)
      Great post.

    25. nurturer on April 24th, 2009 1:42 pm

      #14 – Great post.

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