After an extensive career as a scientist working and studying in the Middle East, Philip Haney decided to put his extensive expertise and experience with Arabic culture and language to use for the American government after 9/11 by becoming a founding member of the Department of Homeland Security. But as the years advanced, Haney noticed that all was not well in the department.
There was a decided inclination to misunderstand the nature of the so-called “war on terror” as a kind of police action rather than the work of looking after national security. Obama administration officials, especially, argued for extending protection of rights to foreign nationals that ought to have been understood to apply only to American citizens. In addition, a creeping kind of political correctness took hold of operations—with requests coming in from administration officials to scrub records unfavorable to certain groups and individuals with questionable ties to known terrorist organizations—making it increasingly difficult for agents to do their jobs properly.
Soon enough, Haney found himself on the wrong side of the political divide at DHS and then learned he was a target of no less than three bogus internal investigations. After having reached a point where he could retire with honor, he did so and then wrote See Something, Say Nothing: A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Government’s Submission to Jihad. In this book and in his subsequent work, Haney is working to inform Americans about the misguided strategies of DHS and other agencies within the government that are undermining national security and, in some cases, willfully misrepresenting the nature of the threats we face for reasons that the reader can surmise from the evidence he gathers.
On Monday, Seth Liebsohn and Chris Buskirk interviewed Haney on the “Seth and Chris Show” which airs weekdays in Phoenix from 3-6 p.m. on KKNT. Their discussion is jaw-dropping. Have a listen here: