Playing Politics With The Department Of Homeland Security Does Not Make Us Safer

This post is based on two articles–one in the U. K. Daily Mail today and one at a website called yesterday.

The Daily Mail reports:

“A video released by the Department of Homeland Security urging people to report anything suspicious has caused outrage by characterising white middle class Americans as the most likely terrorists.

“The promotional video is part of Homeland Security’s $10million ‘See Something, Say Something’ programme as they believe it will help curb random acts of terrorism by individuals.

“But the controversial video has angered some Americans due to the fact all the actors who play the would-be terrorists in the video are white, and the people who report them are either black, Asian or Arab.”

This is either polical correctness run amok or lack of knowledge of what the actual threat is.  It is unfortunate that these are the people entrusted by the public with the duty of protecting the American public from terrorism.  We can do better than this.