A California Reader Says Congress Thinks Bush`s Personal Comfort Is More Important Than Border Security

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08/05/06 – Saturday Forum: A
Florida Roman Catholic Wants To Form A Resistance
Movement To The Hispanic Invasion Of His Church; etc.

From:

[Name
Withheld]


Re:
Edwin S. Rubenstein`s Column:

Do We Want A Border Fence…Or 14 Days Of Iraq War
?

Another even more pointed comparison of cost of building
a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border is this:
the new
Presidential

Marine One
helicopter fleet, totaling

23 VH-71 aircraft
, will cost $6.1 billion.

In other words, the Congress is willing to appropriate
almost double the cost of a border wall (estimated by
Rubenstein to be $3.3 billion) to protect one man and,
of course, his entourage of sycophants.

But the cost of shielding the country from a literal
invasion of illegal aliens is characterized as too much
of an expensive and burdensome.

The
writer, an engineer, moved to California from Utah
where, he recalls, “Once people called Mormons lived
in the state.