Stuart Varney of Fox Business had one of those general border security conversations on Friday, but its no different from others you hear all the time.
Why is border security something to be achieved sometime in the unspecified mysterious future? Where are the guffaws of disbelief when the administration clearly doesnt want the border made secure? Most of the illegal crossers will be future Democrats, after all, and only a few want to blow stuff up for Allah that seems to be the view of the White House. The administration is certainly bent on training the public to accept blatantly open borders as the new normal.
In a Fox interview on Friday, both Neil Cavuto and Senate candidate Scott Brown sounded alarmed about the border chaos, a rarity.
Once, 18 years ago, a person responsible for hardening Americas perimeter actually predicted a date of accomplishment. That was the promise in 1996 from Immigration and Naturalization Service Commissioner Doris Meissner that border security would be a done deal by 2001:
California Border Patrols Busier Than Ever / Illegal immigrants line up despite tightened controls, San Francisco Chronicle, by Louis Freedberg, January 31, 1996
Meissner said that controlling the border is going to be a long- term, step-by-step process. Weve always said this would be a three- to five-year effort to build up to what would be needed, she said.
After the 9/11 attacks on our major cities killing thousands, the Department of Homeland Security was created to protect the nation. (I had always thought that defending America was the job of the Pentagon and the military, but that idea was apparently wrong.)
The DHS pursued a virtual fence tech solution aka the Secure Border Initiative (SBI), spending a billion dollars on it, before chucking it in 2011. The next fix proposed was a mix of technology
New technology to protect US-Mexican border wont be deployed for at least a decade, Associated Press, March 15, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) — Technology to replace a now defunct virtual fence project at the Mexican border likely won’t be fully in place for at least another decade, maybe longer, according to the Government Accountability Office. [. . .]
Rep. Mike McCaul, R-Texas, balked at the idea that the high tech gear, which he said is already available to the military, would take more than a decade to be deployed.
“You are talking 10 to 15 years. It took us a decade to put a man on the moon,“ McCaul said. “I don’t understand why it takes so long. You have a crisis going on down there. Everyone knows it. We know how dangerous it is in Mexico, we know how dangerous it is on the border. Why can’t we ramp up this process?“
In the video following, Sheriff Gary Painter of Midland County Texas says, The border is wide open and there is concern that jihadists are ganging up in Juarez for an attack.
Shutting down border anarchy is far more important now, when jihad is on the march. Does the administration have assurances from its sketchy advisors from the Middle East that no attacks are planned? If not, the present open border is a huge gamble of a big terror hit on Obamas watch that even his poodle media wont be able to cover up.