Thursday, May 12, 2005

The Enemy Among Us

At the same time we are spending billions upon billions securing our borders in an attempt to stop a terrorist nuke from slipping into this country, I didn't think it was possible for this sort of thing to happen. Perhaps naively, I assumed those in charge of keeping us safe "got it" after 9/11 and couldn't be tempted to put us all in danger.

I was wrong.

Not one bad apple, not five, and not ten. Sixteen. And we let these guys stay in business for over three years? What else did they let slip through?

Pretty good illustration of how one's enemy is often found where one least suspects, isn't it?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can see the value of this type of operation but can't help but wonder if a 3 1/2 year operation targeting actual trafficking might not be more appropriate.

5/13/2005 2:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

appearance, not reality-that is all that matters to this administration and a good deal of this Country.....

5/13/2005 6:29 AM  
Blogger Tayefeth said...

Actual drug trafficking isn't going to let biochemical or nuclear weapons slip into the country. Alleged security personnel being willing to not inspect trucks claiming to carry drugs might.

I think I'd have less trouble with it if they'd inspected the trucks to be sure what was crossing the border was cocaine and not anthrax. Not that the idea of our border guards being so easily bribable is reassuring, mind you, but at least that would show that they had some idea that they're not supposed to let just anything pass...

5/13/2005 9:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not surprised. From the top to the bottom, the message is clear, the means justify the ends; not to mention the short-term thinking. Pride in doing a good job (whether CEO or mailroom) because it was the right thing to do was the majority; now it is all about the greenbacks.

5/13/2005 1:32 PM  
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