May 24, 2006, - 1:23 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Today’s USA Today spends its entire op-ed page on an interview with Mr. Burns a/k/a Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. USA Today’s questions were softballs. They glaringly did not even mention the just-released Inspector General report about abysmal detention and removal of criminal and terror-linked illegal aliens.
He says a lot of things. He claims US-VISIT, which requires U.S. entrants to put their fingerprints on a computer screen, works to stop terrorists–it DOES NOT, and doesn’t track anyone very well once they disappear into the abyss. He says, “Sealing the border is a tall order.” We’re glad he can rhyme when making excuses for not getting the job done.
To all this and the rest of his interview, we say, Don’t Believe the Hype. All Talk and NO Action.
Tags: a/k/a Homeland Security Secretary, Burns Visits, Debbie Schlussel, John Waters, just-released Inspector General, Michael Chertoff, United States, USA Today