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22nd April
written by Sean Noble

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, in January 2009.

I don’t typically agree with Canadians, nor do I have much affinity to things Canadian.  Their health care system is deadly, it’s too cold, they play hockey rather than baseball, etc. 

Good things from Canada?  Vince, my favorite rental car guy who owns the Avis franchise at Bell and 3rd Street in north Phoenix; bacon that goes well with pineapple on pizza; a less restrictive atmosphere for film-making and T.V. production; Evangeline Lilly (Kate on the awesome-ist T.V. show Lost).

A new thing I like from Canada is this commentary about DHS Secretary Napolitano, entitled “The Border for Dummies.”  Ouch.

Can someone please tell us how U. S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano got her job? She appears to be about as knowledgeable about border issues as a late-night radio call-in yahoo.

In an interview broadcast Monday on the CBC, Ms. Napolitano attempted to justify her call for stricter border security on the premise that “suspected or known terrorists” have entered the U. S. across the Canadian border, including the perpetrators of the 9/11 attack.

All the 9/11 terrorists, of course, entered the United States directly from overseas. The notion that some arrived via Canada is a myth that briefly popped up in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, and was then quickly debunked.

Informed of her error, Ms. Napolitano blustered: “I can’t talk to that. I can talk about the future. And here’s the future. The future is we have borders.”

Just what does that mean, exactly?

What does she mean?  That is a great question, but don’t expect a straight answer.