A Lady's Ruminations

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Thursday, May 31, 2007

More Essential to American Security

This was highlighted over at the RNC Website, though it comes from 23 May: President Bush: Fight in Iraq is Essential to American Security. This is the text from Bush's speech at the Coast Guard Academy graduation.

My question is: does President Bush not realize that the Fight in America over illegal immigration and enforcing our borders is MORE essential to American Security?

And he's talking to the men and women who defend our borders on the sea:

As part of Operation Noble Eagle, the men and women of the Coast Guard are protecting more than 360 ports and more than 95,000 miles of coastline. Overseas, the Coast Guard is conducting maritime intercept operations in the Persian Gulf, patrolling the waters off Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The men and women of the Coast Guard are serving with courage, and the American people are grateful to live behind your Shield of Freedom.

Soon you'll join your fellow Coasties in carrying out these and other missions. And this Academy has prepared you well for the new challenges you will face in this war on terror. During your time here, you've taken courses in terrorist tactics and counterterrorism strategies; you've studied radiation detection, remote sensing, and the handling of hazardous materials; you participated in military exercises that have prepared you for the threats of this new century.

You'll need all this training to help keep your fellow citizens safe. In this war, we face a brutal enemy that has already killed thousands in our midst, and is determined to bring even greater destruction to our shores. We're blessed that there has not been another terrorist attack on our homeland in the past five-and-a-half years. This is not for lack of effort on the part of the enemy. Since 9/11, al Qaeda and its allies have succeeded in carrying out horrific attacks across the world; al Qaeda leaders have repeatedly made clear they intend to strike our country again.
(emphasis added)

How about the possibility that terrorists have illegally come into the United States over the leaky, leaky southern border?

How can Bush go on and on about protecting our sea borders, but then refuse to acknowledge that we are under invasion by land? We can prepare all we want to for another terrorist attack on our homeland, but what good does it do if we have not only opened the door for the terrorists, but have also laid out a red carpet?

Does he not understand that the terrorists will use every opportunity to come here and hurt us? That would include coming over the very easily crossed southern border. That would include taking advantage of the amnesty that Bush is pushing.

He needs to wake up and understand that America's Security depends most especially on enforcing our immigration laws and making sure the border is just that---a border that differentiates between the great sovereign nation that is the USA and the messed up, messy, corrupt nation that is Mexico. We have enough problems of our own; we don't need to take on Mexico's and Mexico's citizens.

Time to care about America's Security.

Go listen to Laura Ingraham unload on the Amnesty that President Bush encouraging vigorously. She's great.

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