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Lettucehead alert: Chertoff has a “gut feeling”

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By Michelle Malkin  •  July 10, 2007 10:34 PM

Update: 7/11 11:15am: Chertoff forgot to share his tummy troubles with the White House, which denies there’s any emergency meeting about an increased threat of attack. Buffoonery: ” U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff had told the Chicago Tribune’s editorial board his “gut feeling” was that the United States faced an increased risk of attack this summer. [White House spokesman Tony] Fratto said he was not aware that Chertoff had made those feelings known to President George W. Bush.” Where is my Pepto-Bismol?

Update 7/11 8:24am: Martha Zoller asks, “Whose side is Chertoff on?”

Headline: “Respect Muslim American rights, Chertoff tells NAACP convention” (he spoke after visiting jihad-sympathizing Imam Husham al-Husainy’s mosque in Dearborn)

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chertofflettuce.jpg Uh-oh. Department of Homeland InSecurity chief Michael Chertoff has a rumble in his tummy. He told the Chicago Tribune editorial board today that he had a “gut feeling” about a new period of increased risk of a terrorist attack. He reportedly based his assessment on earlier patterns of terrorists in Europe and intelligence he would not disclose–and told the paper that “Summertime seems to be appealing to them…We worry that they are rebuilding their activities.”

Maybe if he hadn’t spent so much time, energy, and capital lobbying for the open borders agenda of Big Business and Big Agribusiness, I’d put more faith in Chertoff’s concerns–and in his ability to do anything about them. ABC News reports that the White House has convened an “urgent” meeting for Thursday to deal with the “new threat” (you know, same as the old national security threats that got ignored during the shamnesty debacle):

Top intelligence and law enforcement officials have been told to assemble in the Situation Room to report on:

–what steps can be taken to minimize or counter the threat,

–and what steps are being taken to harden security for government buildings and personnel.

Hey! How about that $4.4 billion emergency border security funding package the White House dangled to try and buy off shamnesty votes? How about that, Secretary Chertoff?

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I’m not the only hardened cynic. Kathryn Lopez writes: “After the Immigration Debate, Excuse Me for Not Trusting This Man’s Gut.”

Ideas have consequences. The consequence of Chertoff and the White House’s full-throttled push for shamnesty? Severely damaged and diminished credibility at a critical point in the war on terror overseas…and at home.

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Thanks to Darth Dilbert for the Photoshop.

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