Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Canucks Get It

The border for dummies

Can someone please tell us how U. S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano got her job? She appears to be about as knowledgeable about border issues as a late-night radio call-in yahoo.

In an interview broadcast Monday on the CBC, Ms. Napolitano attempted to justify her call for stricter border security on the premise that "suspected or known terrorists" have entered the U. S. across the Canadian border, including the perpetrators of the 9/11 attack.

All the 9/11 terrorists, of course, entered the United States directly from overseas. The notion that some arrived via Canada is a myth that briefly popped up in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, and was then quickly debunked.

Informed of her error, Ms. Napolitano blustered: "I can't talk to that. I can talk about the future. And here's the future. The future is we have borders."

Just what does that mean, exactly?

Just a few weeks ago, Ms. Napolitano equated Canada's border to Mexico's, suggesting they deserved the same treatment. Mexico is engulfed in a drug war that left more than 5,000 dead last year, and which is spawning a spillover kidnapping epidemic in Arizona. So many Mexicans enter the United States illegally that a multi-billion-dollar barrier has been built from Texas to California to keep them out.

In Canada, on the other hand, the main problem is congestion resulting from cross-border trade. Not quite the same thing, is it?


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There were many here in the US that asked this question before she got the job. Too bad they weren't listened to.

12 comments:

Im Here To Say It said...

You could not have said it any better my friend!

Brooke said...

That woman needs to be run out of this country on a rail!!!

Z said...

"I can't talk to that"...the mantra of this whole administration. No answers, no explanations, just WE ARE RIGHT...NEXT?
I mean, these people tell us our EYES can't see that a president bowed to an Arab King, right?
OH, and he did NOT shake hands with Chavez!! (heh)

Z said...

Brooke..Right!
ON a rail to EUROPE, if she had her way! OR South to Canada!? a geography/history lesson from Napolitano!?

Chuck said...

I'm Here, welcome and thanks for stopping by. Thanks

Brooke, except Mexico and Canada probably won't take her

Z, who are you going to believe, them or your lying eyes?

Z said...

Right, Chuck.........like Miss California was "booed" when the video CLEARLY shows she was wildly CHEERED. So, now we can't SEE or HEAR, huh?

Mustang said...

Can someone please tell us how U. S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano got her job?I can!

See ... Obama had already hired a white guy, a Mexican illegal, two former drug pushers, one former Mafia enforcer, six really stupid people, and a press secretary with the self-confidence of a 15-year old boy in a house of prostitution. He still needed a lesbian, so ...

Chuck said...

Mustang, lol. Thanks for the clarification.

Mr. Norman Whiskers the cat said...

hI Chuck,
Well, according to Homeland Security, my wonderful Lady may be dangerous too, since she is pro-life. Any room in your basement for us to hide out when the feds come to make us where strange badges!!?
oH, AND this expanding of Americorps is rather odd. Now the government is pressuring me to volunteer in ways THEY see fit. What's a freedom loving cat to do? It's bad enough I have to stay indoors all the time now because the world is so bad. I have had a lot of time to read Milk Man's history texts and President Obama's National Youth Act sounds familiar. Didn't they try that in Germany once? I wish more human Americans would pay attention in Social Studies class.

Flavor Country said...

While it may not be the same situation on the Mexico border vs the Canadian border, which ever is the easiest way to get in for those that want us dead, that will be the border they will try.

You can't deny that our borders are wide open for sleeper cell terrorist to enter and need to be secure. She may have slipped up on the 9/11 facts, but under her predecessor Chertoff, are borders became even worse.

mksviews said...

The woman is a bloody clown, make that a fascist clown.

Flavor Country said...

Looks like someone should tell the republican party's choice for president also Chuck.......he said he agreed they came through Canada too.

Looks like being an idiot is bi-partisan.