Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Security and the Border

Although Rep. Peter King (R-NY) is currently using the homepage of the House of Rep's Committee on Homeland Security to rant about how the New York Times is the greatest threat to US security since Al Qaeda (http://hsc.house.gov/), the more interesting information out of that Committee does not appear on the site.

Charles Allen, who joined the Department of Homeland Security as intellegence chief a few months ago testified today before that Committee's "Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing and Terrorism Risk Assesment" that when he joined the DHS staff (4 years after the 9/11 attacks) "we did not have an intelligence campaign plan against the border.''
( See: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/us/AP-Border-Security.html. Be warned, it is the treasonous NYTimes that is carrying the AP story on its website.)

Apparently, DHS is working on the issue. Good news, I suppose. But might it not have made more sense after 9/11 to prioritize intelligent border security rather than the ramping up of the scattershot deportations that have overwhelm the immigration enforcement bureaucracy in the interim?

-publius

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