Dubya, Jorge P, And The Bipartisan Betrayal At The Border

[See
also


Surprise! The Treason Lobby Opposes Hollow-Point Bullets
on the Border
]

Can we
talk about a war other than Vietnam for a minute?

Political debate is now focused on whether Democratic
presidential candidate John Kerry and his mates were
under fire at

Cam Ranh Bay
and how close he was to the

Cambodian border
(not very) three decades ago.

But
there are American foot soldiers under siege right now
on

our own borders.

And
neither party is doing much of anything to arm, fund, or
defend them.

Instead, the Associated Press reported this weekend that
President Bush`s nephew,

George P. Bush
, traveled to Mexico in search of
overseas votes and condemned the federal policy of
arming U.S. Border Patrol agents with plastic pellet
guns. According to the AP:

"Speaking in a mix of English and sometimes-halting
Spanish, George P. Bush said

his uncle was not to blame
for the gun policy, which
has

angered Mexicans
. He instead blamed it on `some
local INS guy who`s trying to be tough, act macho.`”

Bush
went further in defaming the character of our Border
Patrol agents and their supervisors: "If there has
been American approval for this policy, that is
reprehensible,"
George P. Bush said of the guns,
essentially paintball projectiles filled with chile
powder. "It`s kind of

barbarous
.`
["Bush`s Nephew, in Mexico, Calls
Arming of Border Guards `reprehensible`,
By Mark
Stevenson, Associated Press , Aug 21, 2004]

Newsflash, George P: Your uncle

abolished the INS
last spring. As for the

pepperball
gun policy, the Border Patrol purchased a
measly 14 of the pellet guns for agents in Harlingen,
Texas,

earlier this month
after conducting a study of
non-lethal weaponry. The guns were first made available
to agents to protect them against violent confrontations
in California and Arizona in

2001
.

Whose
bright idea was it to arm our border guards with

chile powder
as they stand watch against

terrorists
,

drug dealers,
and

other thugs?

Border
Patrol spokesman Doug Mosier noted that the guns were
purchased as part of a binational pilot project with—pay
attention, George P.—Mexico.

George
P. Bush calls it "barbarous" that we arm Border
Patrol agents with

plastic pellet guns
. The true disgrace that we have
rendered our border guards defenseless, handing them toy
guns instead of real weapons.

The
criminals in Mexico who

traipse across our border
have no problems with
"macho"
displays of barbarism. Park Ranger

Kris Eggle
was murdered by an AK-47-wielding Mexican
drug smuggler two years ago this month.

Kris
was 28 when he was gunned down—the same age as George P.
Bush.

You
want to talk about "reprehensible?" What is
reprehensible is a prominent American citizen
disrespecting our federal immigration enforcement
officers on foreign soil while scraping for expatriate
votes.

Border Patrol agents
and

Park Rangers
on the southern border put their lives
on the lines every day to protect us from harm. They
should be thanked, not trashed.

If
George P.`s views were merely his own, they might not be
worth anyone`s time. But homeland security officials in
Washington have been doing their fair share of
undermining rank-and-file Border Patrol agents as well
from the comfort of their air-conditioned offices.

When a

mobile unit of border agents
in southern California
made a series of high-profile mass arrests of illegal
aliens in June, prompting the ire of ethnic activists
and Hispanic Democrats, Under Secretary for Border and
Transportation Security

Asa Hutchinson
iced the agents` efforts and publicly
criticized the arrests. Instead of backing his own men
and women, Hutchinson

assured
the open borders lobby that his department
would bow to the "sensitivities"
surrounding interior enforcement.

The
retreat has had a devastating effect on border agents`
morale-and our safety. A

new survey
of border security personnel

released this week
by the

National Border Patrol Council
revealed that almost
two-thirds of the workforce are

demoralized
, and nearly half of these employees have
considered leaving their job within the past two years.
The council noted:

"Almost three years after the

terrorist attacks of 9/11,
despite the expenditure
of billions of dollars and endless rhetoric from the top
about how anti-terrorism is our foremost priority, only
about half of these officers believe that our nation is
any safer from terrorist threats."[PDF]

Al
Qaeda plots murder with

dirty bombs
,

truck bombs
, and

airplanes
, while we arm our border guards with chile
powder.

Let`s
roll? Bull.

Michelle Malkin [email
her] is author of

Invasion: How America Still Welcomes Terrorists,
Criminals, and Other Foreign Menaces to Our Shores
.
Click

here
for Peter Brimelow`s review. Click

here
for Michelle Malkin`s website.

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