Sunday, June 10, 2007
Homeland Security Weak as its Leader - CommonDreams.org - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
HSD is nothing but a cash cow, through which Junior and the Dick can give away favors and contracts. It should be closed
Homeland Security Weak as its Leader - CommonDreams.org - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community:
HERE ARE TWO REASONS the American people don’t trust the federal government to keep them secure - and why the immigration deal is likely to fail, cracking up on the rocks of public mistrust.
Consider the case of Andrew Speaker, the tort lawyer turned TB carrier. Suspected in January of having tuberculosis, the Atlantan was warned against flying but flew around the world anyway, potentially jeopardizing millions.
Federal officials were sufficiently alert to put him on a do-not-let-him-re-enter-the-country “watch list.” But he drove into the United States from Canada on May 24. A border guard in Champlain, N.Y., reportedly thought he “looked fine.” (One assumes, by the way, that a determined terrorist with a suitcase nuke will shave and take a shower before trying a similar stunt.) That border guard has been assigned to “other duties,” which leads one to conclude that the Department of Homeland Security must have an ample supply of non-consequential billets in which to put surplus deadwood.
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