"the person who drafted the outrageous homeland security memo smearing veterans and conservatives should be fired!"but portions of an april department of homeland security report suggesting a threat of domestic terrorism from "right-wing extremists" that “may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration” seem eerily prophetic considering yesterday's grim news about the murder of dr. george tiller.– tweeted newt gingrich"its contents read like the paranoid accusations of liberal bloggers and leftwing shills on msnbc and elsewhere!"– decried newsbusters' noel sheppard"the piece of crap report issued on april 7 is a sweeping indictment of conservatives!"– screeched michelle malkin
tiller, a kansas OB/GYN who did adoptions, saved lives, performed operations, and also performed late-term abortions, was shot to death in church, while his wife sang in the church choir. the suspect in custody (a conservative by malkin's standards) was reportedly a follower of the anti-abortion group operation rescue.
the april dhs report was widely criticized by the right for many things, some perhaps legitimate. but here's a case where it might have been a good idea to sort the wheat from the chaff, and some think it might be time to re-examine some of that criticism.