The Bush administration is jeopardizing our security by excluding violent right-wing groups from terrorist threat lists. A classified Department of Homeland Security paper obtained by Congressional Quarterly that documents threats to national security:
[L]ists left-wing domestic groups, such as the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) and the Earth Liberation Front (ELF), as terrorist threats, but it does not mention anti-government groups, white supremacists and other radical right-wing movements, which have staged numerous terrorist attacks that have killed scores of Americans.
Here is what Mike German, a 16-year undercover agent for the FBI who spent most of his career infiltrating radical right-wing groups, had to say about the document:
[Radical right-wing groups] are still a threat, and they will continue to be a threat. If for some reason the government no longer considers them a threat, I think they will regret that.