This week a reader sent me an electronic copy of a report entitled "A Line in the Sand: Confronting the Threat at the Southwest Border." This is a report of the major staff of the House committee on homeland security subcommittee on investigations, chaired by Rep. Michael T. McCaul (Texas-10th Congressional District).
Although the report cover is not dated, this report was issued in 2006, according to Congressman McCaul's office.
It's going to take a while to get through the 39 pages. but it did cause me to retrieve this morning's paper from the recycle bag and clip the only news article on Page 4A: "Bullets fly into El Paso."
Remember the recent article about the orders of President Obama to send 1200-1500 National Guardsmen to Texas - to guard computers? Well, here's what I say: Let the cops protect computers, and put either National Guardsmen or the military on our national border to stop the flow of illegal entries into the U.S.A.
And put bullets in their rifles, and take off the safeties.
The people in Texas, New Mexico (how little is said about the New Mexico/Mexico border!), Arizona and California know first-hand what is happening on our southwest border. The rest of us just hear about it.
To read the report, go to www.house.gov/sites/members/tx10_mccaul/pdf/Investigaions-Border-Report.pdf
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