Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Blame Canada

Here we go again. As reported in today’s Ottawa Citizen, Homeland Security’s Michael Chertoff has singled out Canada as a source of terrorists attempting to infiltrate the US. According to the article, “’much more than a dozen’ individuals with links to al-Qaeda, Hezbollah and other extremist groups have been caught trying to enter the U.S. since 9/11.”

As usual, no specifics are offered. Is this just one more attempt by the U.S. administration to effectively shut the northern border through the deployment of ever more onerous documentation and security requirements? Or is there a real problem?

The fact that this is coincident with a sea-change in the political atmosphere in the U.S. and the Bush administration’s inability to get Congress to force through the passport requirements for land and sea crossings into the U.S. just may have something to do with the latest pronouncement.

With these guys in charge, it’s getting so we wouldn’t know the truth if it hit us upside the head.

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