NAPOLITANO PROMISES TO PROTECT AFGHANISTAN BORDER, IGNORES US BORDERS

Tuesday, January 4, 2011
By Paul Martin

By NWV News writer Jim Kouri
January 4, 2011
NewsWithViews.com

During her New Year holiday trip, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano met with Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai to discuss securing the region surrounding the Afghan-Pakistani border. Secretary Napolitano reportedly reinterated America’s commitment to working with Afghanistan to disrupt, dismantle and defeat al Qaeda in the region.

“The Obama administration remains fully committed to combating threats of terrorism in Afghanistan,” said Secretary Napolitano. “In coordination with U.S. and Afghan military forces, the dedicated civilian Department of Homeland Security personnel assisting the Afghan government with customs and border control have made significant progress in disrupting al Qaeda operations in the border region of Afghanistan and Pakistan.”

However, not everyone is oblivious to the comedy of Napolitano’s Afghan visit. For example, Fox News military analyst Colonel Bill Cowan said on Sunday, “[Secretary] Napolitano should first secure the U.S. borders before lecturing officials in other countries on how to protect their borders.”

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