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I could not post a rebuttal to Kenneth's letter ,but I have a different take on his comments.

Homeland Security leaders defend memo on veterans • Tim Talley • 2009 Apr 20 OKLAHOMA CITY Top Department of Homeland Security officials on Sunday defended an agency intelligence assessment warning that veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan could be susceptible to recruitment by right-wing extremists, though one said it should have been "more tightly written and presented." Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano said on CNN's "State of the Union" that she regrets that some people took offense over the report, but added that "a number of groups far too numerous to mention" were targeting returning veterans to carry out domestic terrorism attacks. She said the warning report, which went out to American law enforcement agencies two weeks ago, was consistent with earlier reports. The report, which also warned of veterans engaging in lone acts of violence, was criticized by conservatives who called it offensive and said the agency should apologize to veterans. Deputy Secretary Jane Holl Lute, in Oklahoma City for ceremonies marking the 14th anniversary of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, said it is wrong to characterize the report's distribution as an attempt to insult veterans but acknowledged that "it should have been more tightly written and presented." Lute, an Army veteran and former assistant secretary-general of the United Nations in charge of peacekeeping operations, said the agency was taking "very seriously" the threat that right-wing domestic extremists could use the lagging U.S. economy and the election of the country's first black president to recruit members.

Right wing and Fox and CO. have spun this story long enough….Returning veterans are human beings and they should not be used as pawns for the left or right. Human beings have human failings and the key words are right-wing extremist (Timothy McVeigh) not Michael Savage or Sean Hannity…The other key word is lone acts of violence. What does Home Land Security have to do with abortion or those favoring enforcement of our immigrations (about 85% of Americans)?

I saw that Keith Olbermann show where he introduced Janeane Garofalo as a movie star /political activist. She did say some hateful things about the tea party attendees. This was a 5 minute segment on a show viewed by maybe 700,000 viewers. Every day Michael Savage, Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity and other right wing ideologues will hurl insults at the liberals on a much larger scale. We consider the source and we don’t wear feelings on our sleeves.

General Electric is the parent company of NBC and despite what Bill O’Reilly says on a nightly basis, GE like every other corporation is taking his hits, but it will come back as a strong company.

I did not attend the Victoria tea party, so I do not know what the Hispanic and black representation were. Nationally the crowds were estimated to be 250,000 but I seriously doubt many democrats, Hispanics or blacks were in attendance. I doubt anyone really cared ,because the rallies were not about race. To single out Hispanics and blacks as those being offended by the words of a political activists is not credible and is just trying to stir the pot, in much the same way the veterans were used to score a political point...IMO