February 22, 2007, - 10:09 am
By Debbie Schlussel
A man who thinks he’s a rock star, but is really just a rock, is in Detroit, today.
Department of Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff a/k/a “Mr. Burns” is in town to speak at the Detroit Economic Club, where a lot of semi-important blowhards say a lot of nothing. Mr. Burns won’t be much of an exception to that rule.
Unfortunately, he’s not just saying nothing. Remember those airtight rules requiring passports for all travel in and out of our borders? Well, Chertoff has decided to start making giant loopholes. He will announce, today, that he is excusing children under age 17 from the passport law, which comes to “full” “enforcement” in 2009 (when Chertoff won’t even be around to see the damage he’s causing with the loophole).
The fact is that many terrorists and illegal aliens use children to do all sorts of things–as anchor babies, as ways to stay in the U.S., and even as partners in terrorist training across the border. Take Nemr Ali Rahal. A Hezbollah supporter (and member) living in Dearbornistan, he took his young son over the border to Canada for who knows what kind of terrorist training. What we do know is that alert Customs and Border Patrol agents at the Detroit end of the Ambassador Bridge from Canada detected high-grade explosive material on both Rahal’s and his son’s passports.
Is there any valid reason this child, who took part in some use of explosives, should be exempt from passport laws? NO.
Later, it was learned that Rahal was engaged in all kinds of bank and mortgage fraud against the U.S. government–apparently to support Hezbollah. He was discovered with Hezbollah recruiting materials, videos of him at Hezbollah events, photos of him and a friend burning the American flag, and a poster of Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah in his living room.
He and his wife pled guilty to minor charges for which he was sentenced to prison. Do we really want his kids exempt from passport regulations? How about other kids of people who are not U.S. citizens?
It’s just a dumb rule. Bottom line: If you want to enter our country–at ANY age–you should produce a valid passport. It doesn’t matter if you have a Barbie doll or like playing video games. You shouldn’t be allowed an exemption. Chertoff claims he’s doing this to make it easier for sports teams, youth groups, and school field trips. Sorry, that ain’t a good reason to jeopardize our security.
Just why do we have Chertoff as the head of DHS anyway? His biggest “achievements” are kowtowing to Islamofascisti, hurting the department, and lowering agents’ morale even further than we thought was possible. Add to that creating giant loopholes in border security laws–like this stupid child exemption law.
Even with his Syrian wife, his multiple affairs with Judith Regan and others, and his alleged employment of an illegal alien housekeeper/nanny, Bernard Kerik was highly preferable to this incompetent lawyer now running DHS.
At least Kerik had law enforcement experience.
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