U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, in an interview with CBS on 4/20/09, called for stricter border security.
Well, it's about time.
She believes our borders with Canada and Mexico deserve the same attention.
According to www.nationalpost.com (4/22/09), "Mexico is engulfed in a drug war that left more than 5,000 dead last year, and which is spawning a spillover kidnapping epidemic in Arizona. So many Mexicans enter the United States illegally that a multi-billion-dollar barrier has been built from Texas to California to keep them out...In Canada, on the other hand, the main problem is congestion resulting from cross-border trade."
JN said our border with Canada is as vulnerable as Mexico's because "suspected or known terrorists" have entered the U.S. via Canada; including the 9/11/01 terrorists.
Proving the parallels of incompetence between the administrations of GWB and PBHO once again, she was informed that everyone, uh, but her - scroll down for The Bob Rule - knows the ragheaded 9/11ers did not enter the U.S. via Canada; whereupon she said with rhetorical confidence, "I can't talk to that. I can talk about the future. And here's the future. The future is we have borders."
With the nutballs in Iran about to launch and their relatives in Pakistan about to get their fingers on the button, I'm hoping PBHO's rap/encounter sessions start working.
General Petraeus about Pakistan: "The threat is significant."
Secretary of State HRC: "The existential threat posed by Taliban extremists in Pakistan should not be underestimated...Pakistan poses a mortal threat to the security and safety of Americans and the world."
Senator John Kerry: "Pakistan is in a moment of peril. And I believe there is not in place yet an adequate policy or plan to deal with it."
If we're depending upon rookies like U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security JN and you know who...
A word of hope from Boston University Professor Husain Haqqani: "The United States and Pakistan are partners, and in that partnership, I think, together, we can deal with the Taliban."
And the echo rings from Pennsylvania Avenue, "Rappah...Rappah...Rappah...They call me the Rappah..."
I came across "No Holds Barred: Why does Obama Smile at Dictators?" by Shmuley Boteach in The Jerusalem Post (4/20/09): "The picture of PBHO smiling broadly as he met President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela startled me. Our President is a nice guy. Chavez is anything but."
"Watching all this," Boteach continues, "I was wondering what the new standards were. How oppressive must a leader be before we determine that he has not merited a hug?...Yes, I get it. We have to speak to our enemies, and America has to push 'reset" on its relationships..."
Then a slap of sobriety: "It must surely be disheartening for those who suffer oppression in countries like Venezuela, Cuba and Saudi Arabia to see the American President backslapping their oppressors when these victims have always looked up the U.S. as their champions...Like many Americans, I have been awed by our President's capacity to draw those who hate us near. He is a man of considerable charm and grace. But I have to admit that I am increasingly troubled by his seeming inability to call out rogue dictators."
Conclusion: "I know that the Bush administration made many mistakes, and I am a fan of President Obama precisely because of his sunny optimism. But Bush was not, as Chavez once called him, the devil, and it could just be that his emphasis on America being the great champion of democracy and freedom, a mantle that was most eloquently articulated by President Kennedy in his inaugural address, is a legacy that ought to belong to Obama as much as it did to his predecessor."
Recalling #4 from the non-best-selling Fifteen Secrets for Life and Ministry available from Kathie on this website, "Trying to be rational with the irrational is illogical; the ancillary being, being wrong invalidates argument and being right does not necessitate it."
In other words, it's hard to rap with a rat.
PBHO is gonna learn a lot sooner than later - we hope - that those ragheaded rats and kin require strict, uh, boundaries a lot more than a gab fest at Starbuck's.
While PBHO may be right about the U.S. no longer being a Christian nation - a damning conclusion - I still think Matthew 18:15-17, our Lord Jesus' reconciling recipe for those irrational and irascible people in fighting moods, is worth a try.
Here's my summary:
1. Try to work it out face to face.
2. If that doesn't work, bring along a few fair and objective
folks who will tell the truth to both of you while insuring
neither of you is tempted to lie about the conversation
to others at a later date.
3. If that doesn't work, try a bunch of good folks to sort
it all out.
4. If that doesn't work, blow 'em off or, in the case of
religious nutball terrorists, away!
Go back to #4, get on your knees, and remember that sometimes it's better to talk to God about someone than to talk to someone about God.
Considering the options for national/global security, I'll go with predestination.
Blessings and Love!
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