Wednesday, April 22, 2009

How to Alienate Friends and Lose Influence, A Continuing Series

Well, the trend continues.

Now, our news Secretary of Homeland Security is doing the insulting, by angering the Canadians. To quote Secretary Napolitano,
"Nonetheless, to the extent that terrorists have come into our country or suspected or known terrorists have entered our country across a border, it's been across the Canadian border. There are real issues there."
Except for the tiny point that it isn't true.

I just need to make sure I understand all this correctly: so the Mexican border, with its escalating drug war, is not a concern.
The furor began when Napolitano was asked to clarify statements she had made about equal treatment for the Mexican and Canadian borders, despite the fact that a flood of illegal immigrants and a massive drug war are two serious issues on the southern border.
But those creepy syrup-chuggers across our northern frontier are.

Oh, and those evil right-wingers. (I bet they're in cahoots with the Canadians!)

With such august talent defending the nation, why don't I feel safer?