OTTAWA — It's "unfortunate" the top official in charge of American's homeland security wrongly suggested the 9/11 terrorists came from Canada, says Bill Elliott, commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
"My initial reaction frankly is I was a little bit surprised and somewhat disappointed that the secretary isn't better informed," Elliott told the Star, just before he was to testify at a parliamentary committee.
Elliott was responding to suggestions by Janet Napolitano, U.S. Secretary for Homeland Security, who commented in a CBC interview that the U.S. is concerned that "to the extent that terrorists have come into our country or suspected or known terrorists have entered our country across a border, it's been across the Canadian border. There are real issues there."
Asked if she was referring to the 9/11 perpetrators, which have been shown by an American commission to have entered the U.S. legally on visas — mostly from Saudi Arabia, not Canada, Napolitano said: "Uh, not just those but others as well."
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