Homeland security chair says Swedish grandmothers just as likely to be terrorists

Story from The Hill. (H/T Weasel Zippers ECM)


The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said today he opposes any efforts to profile passengers in the wake of a failed plane bombing.

“You pat down every person who’s suspicious. I don’t think you have to target people,” Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), told MSNBC. “This Swedish grandmother could just as well be a part of a terrorist plot as anyone else. So I think we have to be very careful when we try to target people.”

Thompson also said the financial concerns could hold up efforts to get full-body scanners in airports.
“It’s a matter of money. You know, security is an issue, but as we struggle with this economy, there’s only so much money we can dedicate to this particular issue,” he said.

I put a lot of effort into my previous post on Democrats and National Security. Please take a look.

5 thoughts on “Homeland security chair says Swedish grandmothers just as likely to be terrorists”

  1. maybe they should take a look at how the Isreali’s screen for terrorists and the results they have profiling; they have no qualms about profiling because for the time being there is a very good profile of a typical terrorist. Political correctness run amuck.


  2. What I don’t get is that these are the same politicians who profile certain ethnic groups to target in their political campaigning to get votes.


  3. The Democrats along with President Obama will, through their gross incompetence, make us more vulnerable to large-scale terrorist attacks. This administration is printing money at an unprecedented rate to fund their “bailouts” for the thugs on wall street, financial banking, etc., but now invoke the “we don’t have enough money” refrain when it comes to providing protection for the air traveling public, i.e. full body scanners and profiling passengers. Had the terrorist attack on Christmas day been successful, which only by the grace of God it wasn’t, the Democrats would be singing a totally different tune especially Napolitano. Our lives are as much in peril now as they were on 9-11-01. That much is obvious not only to us but to our enemy, the Islamic terrorists. They now know that our defenses can easily be penetrated.


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