Napolitano Speaks About Border Security

Via Donovan:

“I say this again, as someone who has walked that border, ridden it, flown it and driven it,” she said. “I believe it is as secure as it ever has been.”

Yes, and that’s why so many Americans are pissed off.


  1. Yeah! and I’m Madonna’s sister! As a member of the Oklahoma Army National Guard, I was a part of Operation Jump-Start in 2006. There some parts the border in New Mexico that have (or had) 3 strands of barbed wire on the border line. “…secure as it as ever been.” If that’s the case, then nothing has been fixed.

    1. I volunteered for that from the NJ National Guard. Then found out we weren’t bringing rifles and kept my mouth shut. Pure show.

  2. weasel talk translation.
    I believe it is as secure as it ever has been.”

    .True with this caveat. Our Southern Border has never been secure

  3. Bush could have secured that border instead of messing around in Iraq. I would imagine had he chosen the former over the latter, he would not have left office with an approval rating below forty percent.

    1. Bush could have secured that border

      Yes. Not doing so was stupid.

      instead of messing around in Iraq.

      I don’t really see a direct connection here. It’s not like it was manpower, resource, or funding crunches that kept the border securing effort from succeeding. It was a decision to not have much of a border securing effort in the first place.

      FWIW, 9/11 gave a lot of “political cover” for starting projects on the to-do list (Iraq was one of them) and I wish that a serious border security program would have been one of them that was kicked off on 9/12 in the name of national security.

      1. MO, true we could have fought in Iraq and still had the manpower to secure the border. In fact, it was demonstrated after 9-11, and when the Strykers deployed to the border, that securing that border is not the herculean task the current and past administrations would have you believe.

        The problem I have in going to Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo or anywhere else around the world WHILE you have an unsecured border with mass, uncontrolled migration is that it is akin to arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. While Bush was busy saving Anbar, he was tenuously close to losing Arizona.

        If he and others of his political class wish to nation build, they should start with Mexico. That’s a potential powder keg of 120 million people bum rushing our undefended border as their nation spirals into chaos. The fact Bush and his inner circle can’t see this, or don’t care, is troubling to say the least. The fact that some in government actually desire this transformation of MY nation into a third world hellhole is treasonous.

        1. If not going anywhere else would have meant securing the border and implementing actual homeland defense, I could see your point. However, I don’t believe I’ve seen any indications that things would have been much different.

  4. At one time, the primary peacetime mission of the US Army was to patrol the borders, and there was no illegal alien onslaught then.

    These days however, the Army only protects the borders of South Korea, Kosovo, and Saudi Arabia from illegal aliens.

    BTW: I feel the term “illegal alien” is itself too soft a euphemism (let alone “undocumented immigrant”) to describe what for all intents and purposes is a TRESSPASSER.

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