January 18, 2008, - 1:31 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Yesterday, Department of Homeland Security chief Michael “Serpenthead” Chertoff a/k/a “Mr. Burns” announced that, several years, after becoming DHS chief, he will finally start getting tough at America’s northern border. Or will he?
Chertoff announced that, beginning January 31, travelers seeking entry into the U.S. at the northern border must produce both a photo ID and proof of citizenship, such as a birth certificate. That’s great. What took so long?
And will Chertoff really enforce this? Last year, he announced to the Detroit Economic Club that he was waiving all such tougher requirements for those up to the age of 21 (and, in some cases, age 23), in the interest of “school field trips” and “sporting events” (like that HAMAS soccer league).
And in his yesterday announcement of the new requirements, Chertoff made this incredibly naive statement:
I can guarantee if we don’t make this change, eventually there will come a time when someone will come across the border exploiting the vulnerabilities of the system.
There will come a time?! PUH-LEEZE. Mr. Chertoff, there have been many of those times. They have repeatedly exploited the vulnerabilities–on YOUR watch–and they will continue to.
Is he really that naive? Does he really think that no-one has yet violated our Northern Border? Come on.
Finally doing something minor like this in his final year in office is too little, too late . . . and not enough.
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