Bush Turns A Blind Eye
Bush snubs border sheriffs President refuses to meet coalition as lawmakers prepare hearings
Our President once again stands firmly against the will of the people on border security.
President Bush has refused to meet with border law enforcement officials from Texas for a second time. His response to their request came in the form of a letter Monday, angering both lawmakers and sheriffs.
In fact, some Republican members of Congress, upset by what they call the administration's seeming lack of concern for border security, are preparing to hold investigative hearings in San Diego and Laredo, Texas, early next month.
"The next terrorist is not going to come in through (Transportation Security Administration) screening at Kennedy airport," Poe said. "We already have information that people from the Middle East have come through the border from Mexico. They assimilate in Mexico learning to speak Spanish and adopt customs and then they cross the border into the United States."
Yes Virignia, that's The Real Problem With The Border, OTM's in the form of Hezbollah or al-Qaeda. You just can't have homeland security without border security. Here are more examples of jihadists using our border as a means of getting into the US.
Rick Glancey, spokesman for the sheriffs coalition, said its members are angry and disappointed in the president's response. Glancey said Bush's recent tour of the border with Border Patrol spokesmen did not reflect the reality of what locals live with every day.
"It's a slap in the face to the hardworking men and women on the front lines of rural America who every day engage in border security issues," Glancey said. "He missed the opportunity to take off his White House cowboy boots and put some real cowboy boots on, and walk in our shoes for a few minutes.""We need to expose the lack of border security before it is too late," Poe said. "We're fighting a war on terror in Iraq, and we're winning, but we're losing our own border war. These hearings will be a necessary step in the right direction"
"The president has basically pushed his whole administration's agenda toward the war on terror yet he can't find the time to meet with law enforcement leaders responsible for border security," Ramirez said. "It is appalling and outrageous that the war on terror and border security does not extend to the U.S. border."
Even more appalling is the fact America is relying of private groups like the Minutemen to protect us from potential terrorist threats. Does this seem far fetched? Consider this. The Millenium Bomber was caught at the border trying to enter America from Canada, the 9/11 hijackers werehad over stayed thier visa's and were in the country illegally . I support the the War On Terror, but what good is it to kill terrorists overseas while leaving our border wide open?
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