Saturday, April 12, 2008

Take your pick

A high ranking official at Homeland Security tells us that al Qaeda has not entered the United States through the Mexican border. At least we don’t know of any such cases.

Charles Allen, undersecretary for intelligence and analysis is the source of this information. He spoke to reporters on Friday.

This is a balancing act you know. Anti-terrorism is the reason for at least some of the fence-building and Border Patrol build-up. So you must choose your words carefully.

Now, Michael Chertoff WANTS to build 670 miles of fence this year. But he doesn’t really want to build the fence or conduct workplace raids. What he really wants is amnesty, and he freely admits it. So does George Bush.

But they can’t have amnesty until they PROVE to the people they can control the borders and enforce the law, something the Bush administration has failed at.

It’s really hard to build a fence without money. And that seems to be a problem right now. But the White House and Homeland Security put on a brave face and go through the motions of enforcement even though their hearts aren’t in it. Strange position, isn’t it?

Then along comes this bozo Charles Allen just before the annual May Day protests and tells everyone that al Queda never used the Mexican border, that the terrorism argument is a straw man in the illegal alien debate.

Now, this report done by the U. S. House of Representatives in the fall of 2006 tells a different story:

I think what Mr. Allen is trying to do is divorce his main issue –terrorism – from the political lightning rod called illegal aliens. I can’t blame him. I only wish he and the reporters could do that without stepping in the middle of our issue!

Since the problem of illegal aliens is a non-issue in the presidential debate, I suppose now is as good a time as any for Allen to tell his side of the story.

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