At a recent speaking engagement in El Paso, Texas, the chief of Homeland Security included the following assertions during her public address:
"We need to be up front and clear about what’s really happening along our borders. Our border communities are safe."
And with these words, Janet Napolitano has indeed placed herself in select company. Some of the exclusive club members with whom she is now rubbing elbows include ...
Muhammed Saeed al-Sahaf
"I triple guarantee you, there are no American soldiers in Baghdad."
"They tried to bring a small number of tanks and personnel carriers in through al-Durah but they were surrounded and most of their infidels had their throats cut."
"They fled. The American louts fled. Indeed, concerning the fighting waged by the heroes of the Arab Socialist Baath Party yesterday, one amazing thing really is the cowardice of the American soldiers. We had not anticipated this."
"Today we slaughtered them in the airport. They are out of Saddam International Airport. The force that was in the airport, this force was destroyed."
"Their forces committed suicide by the hundreds.... The battle is very fierce and God made us victorious. The fighting continues."
"Television won't last because people will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night."
"There is no Soviet domination of Eastern Europe and there never will be under a Ford administration."
"I don't believe that the Romanians consider themselves dominated by the Soviet Union. I don't believe that the Poles consider themselves dominated by the Soviet Union."
"I read a funny story about how the Republicans freed the slaves. The Republicans are the ones who created slavery by law in the 1600's. Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves and he was not a Republican."
"The Americans are good about making fancy cars and refrigerators, but that doesn't mean they are any good at making aircraft. They are bluffing. They are excellent at bluffing."