Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Naivity Is No Way To go Through Life

I wasn't planning on blogging on this, but a friend (hat tip - Al) sent me the link in utter disgust.

I can't believe that we are so politically correct in this country that we can continue to open ourselves up to danger time and time again.

Simpleton Quiz:

What border poses the most problems?

A. The Mexican border with the highest number of illegal crossing in the world
B. The Canadian border with effete French cheese connoisseurs and hockey players

Here's a statistic:

The Border Patrol says its 1,500 agents along the 4,000-mile northern border were involved in the arrests of 7,925 individuals last year. During the same time, 705,005 people were arrested on the southwestern border with Mexico, where 16,500 agents are assigned.

The new ignorant Homeland Security Chief wants to treat each border with parity.

...she (Janet Napolitano) stressed the "need to be sensitive" to concerns in Mexico - and among lawmakers from southern U.S. border states - that there be parity in the security measures taken on both frontiers.

Napolitano said there's still a feeling among some U.S. lawmakers that "we shouldn't go light on one (border) and heavy on the other," despite their vastly different security challenges.

Can you believe that these people are supposed to protect us?

Another kernel of wisdom from Napolitano via the Investor's Business Daily:

It was not terrorism, at least in the eyes of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. It was a "man-caused disaster" — you know, just like Pearl Harbor.

In an interview with the German magazine Der Spiegel, Napolitano said this word game was "perhaps only a nuance, but it demonstrates that we want to move away from the politics of fear."

When a nuclear, biological or chemical device is detonated in or over an American city, will that be a matter of "nuance"?

Read the whole article. You'll be afraid, very afraid.

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