Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Bordering on insanity

The US Border Patrol announces that it can no longer be held responsible for... patrolling the border. Perhaps a name change is now in order? --Note the specious rationalization that the group's resources must be entirely devoted to fighting terrorism instead: if you can't prevent unwanted individuals from entering your country, you can't stop terrorism at all -- it's as simple as that.

In another interesting snippet of news from "El Norte", environmentalists are apparently concerned that a proposed border fence between the US and Mexico (which will likely never be built in any case) would have an adverse effect on "migrating species". I doubt Americans would very much mind if it deterred one migrating species in particular.

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