Friday, November 17, 2006

The Dems: Only 2 Years' Control?

Perhaps Ms. Pelosi shouldn't plan on a long stay as Speaker-ette:

The ink has barely dried on the bill that was to create a fence along 700 miles of the border between the United States and Mexico. Already the incoming Congressional leadership is apparently discussing the possibility of not constructing that fence that would impede the flow of potential terrorists across the land border that is often crossed by drug traffickers and illegal aliens. Rep. Bennie Thompson, currently ranking member on the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee, is seen as the probable new chairman of that critical committee

...He is quoted as saying that perhaps we need to construct a "virtual fence" along the border with Mexico. I have also heard a number of leaders of the incoming Congress claim that they want to make the implementation of the recommendations of the 9-11 Commission their highest priority. Simply stated, you cannot have it both ways.

The bottom line, as articulated by the 9-11 Commission, is that in order for the terrorists to attack our nation, they first needed to be able to enter our nation. The first priority is to prevent that illegal entry in the first place, to prevent terrorists, criminals, gang members, drug traffickers and others who would do us harm from gaining access to our country. This is a basic, yet critical job that must be done effectively.

Don't build the fence. All it takes is one incident, Nancy.

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