Walkin' Back The Fence!
Source: washington times
Six months after approving a bill promising to build some 850 miles of fence along the U.S.-Mexico border, the Bush administration and Senate Republicans are now saying 370 miles is enough.Digger certainly nailed it at the time: This border fence act also looks like it will turn into a joke. Only half of it has been funded. There currently is no appropriations bill for the required funds. Apparently a back room deal has been struck to water down the fence and instead of making it a physical barrier -- as the bill states it is to be double layered -- there is already talk of making all or portions of it a "virtual fence".
Or as we wrote at the time: Whoop-de-do! The 1,300 mile short fence got signed into law.
Even though we KNEW beyond the shadow of a doubt this was at best a bait and switch, still hard not to feel like Charlie Brown when the football gets yanked away, again!
And in the spirit of making absolutely certain the crap sandwich is tasty AND delicious we have this from the Co-President of Mexico...
In his negotiations with Republican senators, Mr. Bush also appears to have rejected the key compromise in the Senate bill passed last year: allowing only longtime illegal aliens with "roots" to have a path to citizenship. He instead favors a more circuitous path that is open to almost all illegal aliens.Cuz dat Prez'dent Bush? He be lovin' him some be'legals!
H/T Michelle Malkin
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