Being Bush's Ho
Dimitri Vassilaros has yet another excellent piece up at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
National Guard troops are not cowards. It is self-evident. But published reports racing through cyberspace about a controversial incident last week along the Mexican border suggest otherwise.And that, my friends, is the key, isn't it?
Assuming the worst about our front-line protectors is easy given the unwillingness of the Bush administration to defend America's borders.
It's understandable but inexcusable. And yet easily correctable just by helping the Border Patrol patrol and the National Guard guard, assuming President George W. Bush believes America belongs to Americans.
Assuming President George W. Bush believes America belongs to Americans.
It's all fine and good to claim to be a man of principals, and to talk about protecting the country you've been elected to protect. But talk IS cheap and actions DO speak louder than words. Every time our president opens his mouth about the war in Iraq he says that his overarching purpose is to make America safer.
Yet 9-11 was more than 5 years ago, and our borders are still about as sound as a store-brand paper towel in a hurricane. It's been more than 20 years since Congress granted a massive amnesty that was supposed to be accompanied by enforcement measures to stem the tide of people entering this country illegally. And here we are, in 2007, with millions upon millions of illegal aliens in the country, and millions more still coming. We don't know who they are. We don't know where they're from. We don't know what they brought over the border with them. Disease? A knack for hit-and-run? A passion for molesting children? Nuclear weapons? All we know is they're here and our president is lovin' it.
I didn't watch or listen to the president's address on Wednesday night. I just couldn't take it. I can no longer stand to listen to my president bloviate about making America safer by sending our fine servicemen and women into the line of fire around the globe while he actively works to render impotent those tasked with protecting us on our own soil. It is the height of lying, self-righteous hypocrisy -- not to mention a treasonous dereliction of duty to the American people -- and listening to him anymore makes me feel torn between wanting to vomit and punch him in the nose.
What does it say about an administration that's seemingly indifferent to the 746 assaults in 2006 on our border protectors (including 725 along the Mexican border) with 41 involving firearms?It says that we have a president who doesn't believe that America belongs to Americans. It says that we have a president who has no respect for the sovereignty of this nation and the welfare of those who placed their trust in him to protect it. It says that we have a president who likes to whisper in our ear that he loves us while he screws us like a whore.
What does it say when this republic refuses to stand its ground or when Mr. Bush pardons 16 criminals including five drug dealers at Christmastime but has not pardoned U.S. Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean?
Raise your hand if that's a relationship you signed up for.
Illegal Immigration * Iraq War * George Bush * Border Patrol * National Guard * Ignacio Ramos * Jose Compean