September 7, 2007, - 9:45 am
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff says public opposition to a host of new border security programs stalls government efforts to tighten security.
You know what he’s talking about. In his usual line of discussion, he doesn’t think America can secure the border until we let 20 million illegal aliens become instant citizens. It sounds a lot like John Kerry’s “I voted for the war before I voted against it.” Chertoff’s version is I vote for zero security and absolute chaos before I vote for security.
Then, there’s Chertoff’s list of programs that he says DHS wants to enforce against illegals and other national security malefactors, which he claims that so many other groups oppose.
The problem is that at least two of the programs have been opposed by someone in a very key position: Michael Chertoff, himself. More John Kerry-esque stuff.
For example, Chertoff cites opposition to:
A requirement that U.S. citizens show passports to come back into the country from Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.
The rule is in effect for air travel and set to take effect Sept. 30 for land and sea crossings.
Opponents succeeded last winter in getting the rule relaxed for children 15 or younger who have parental permission and a birth certificate.
WRONG. The opponent was Chertoff, himself. After Congress made this the law, it was Chertoff who unilaterally decided to illegally relax the law and allow those 21 and under (and even some as old as 23, in some cases) not to have to produce passports at border crossings and water ports. As I noted, back in February, Chertoff announced his executive decision to relax the passport rules at a speech to the Detroit Economic Club. He chose to do this to appease Muslims and others who whined about this having a “chilling effect” on “field trips” and “sports competitions” for kids. Because no-one under 21 (or even 23) would ever bear an ill will toward America and want to enter our country to do the nation harm. Right?
Then, there is Chertoff’s hypocritical statement about 9/11 fatigue:
Chertoff says he worries that the public is suffering “fatigue” after six years of counterterrorism efforts abroad and at home.
On border security in particular, he says, he is determined to make “very clear the consequence of dropping our guard.”
Look in the mirror, Serpenthead. The man with the biggest case of 9/11 fatigue is the one he’ll see in it. And the most damaging case, too.
It’s hard to believe that a man who’s made it his career to butt-kiss and pander to Islamists is lecturing us about 9/11 fatigue. When you meet with and fete two well-known agents of Iran and Hezbollah–as Chertoff did during a recent kowtowing visit to Detroit Islamists–you’re not exactly the one to tell America about 9/11 fatigue.
You’re the one who needs to take a heavy does of the antidote.
Don’t forget: Recently, Chertoff refused to comment on whether the Smiling “Just Fireworks” Terrorists with pipe bombs were actually terrorists and then remarked about how terrorists are “a half a world away.” Only the clueless would not realize that they are right here, NOT “half a world away.”
When I think of 9/11 fatigue and who has fallen back to sleep, Chertoff is our decade’s Rip Van Winkle.
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