October 12, 2006, - 10:50 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Several ICE (Immigration & Customs Enforcement) agents have sent the link to the “new” ICE agent recruitment video. And we had a good laugh.
We say “new” in quotation marks because the voice-overs sound like a sex-ed video announcer from the ’50s, as in 1950s, not 2050s, which is where the agency is supposed to be aiming. And the video footage looks pretty dated, too. Ditto for the ’70s muzak playing in the background.
We couldn’t help but notice the video was overwhelmingly of female ICE employees. And we say overwhelmingly because we were overwhelmed by their weight. Mostly fat chicks. Is this the way ICE recruits male agents–with gratuitous fat chick shots? (Hi, our agents are fat and out of shape women, sitting at desks, talking on the phone.)
We’re asking because it doesn’t really look like, from the video, that ICE is interested in recruiting male agents. ICE paid a graphics artist to draft an ICE “leaders” emblem for the beginning of the video. And four out of five of the human figures in the silhouette are women. Why?
Well, we’ve been told that incompetent ICE chieftess Julie L. Myers a/k/a “The ICE Princess” has made affirmative action for women in recruiting and promotions the key goal of ICE, NOT law enforcement. That is evident in the fact that most of her top hires are women–women, like Traci Lembke (who heads the Office of Professional Responsibility and is supposed to be routing out impropriety and corruption among agents)–for whom the conditions, hours, and other job requirements have been severely relaxed.
Longtime, high-ranking ICE agents informed us that this was the same goal (with all minorities–not just women–as the target) of the old U.S. Customs Service (which has now largely morphed into ICE) under Ray Kelly, Hillary Clinton’s friend who headed Customs under Bill Clinton. Now Bush’s unqualified ICE Princess is giving us more of the same. Only worse.
Is this any way to fight the hemmorhaging illegal alien infestation of America?
Other problems: Just how much did this waste-of-taxes video cost to produce? It’s largely a promotional vehicle for the ICE Princess, with several stupid shots of her pretending to read documents. We noticed how empty her desk looks. It matches the amount of work we’ve been told she does at the agency. As in, not much.
We can’t help but notice the staring eyes that readers say remind them of the “Runaway Bride,” who is concidentally also back in the news.
And we noticed that ICE Director of Investigations Marcy Forman-Friedman a/k/a “Peppermint Patty” has a cameo in the video. Isn’t she supposed to be coordinating investigations into illegal alien smuggling, rather than co-starring in stupid ICE sex-ed videos?
And since she’s in the movie, doesn’t she object to the lie put forth in the video that ICE’s
Mission is to protect national security and uphold public safety by targeting the people, money and materials of terrorist . . . organizations that threaten national security.
As Forman and The ICE Princess well know, ICE does not have any jurisdiction over terrorist-related cases. Forman lost that with the creation of the Department of Homeland Security. As we lamented on this site, then-DHS Secretary Tom Ridge signed a Memorandum of Understanding with then-Attorney General John Ashcroft taking all terrorism cases away and giving them to the FBI.
So why are they lying to those they’re trying to recruit to ICE that they’ll actually be involved in those cases? And the few cases ICE could manage to look into, despite the agreement? We know of so many terror-funding cases to which ICE “leadership,” like ICE Special Agent in Charge Brian Moskowitz a/k/a “Abu Moskowitz”, have looked the other way.
We had to shake our heads at the statement about the Federal Protective Service protecting our nation’s buildings, since we know that FPS, a division of ICE, just laid off many of its threat assessment specialists who analyze threats to federal buildings. We guess all terrorist threats have ended forever and there will be no-one who endangers those officers guarding federal buildings.
ICE is an organization with several separate missions that have nothing to do with each other. Its creation was a mistake that needs to be fixed. The agency cannot effectively fight illegal immigration and peform its old Customs tasks.
Phony recruitment videos and completely false slogans–like “ICE, Where Leaders Go to Work”–won’t change that.
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