This morning, during a White House Press conference, Homeland Security Adviser Fran Townsend was answering questions about the recently released National Intelligence Estimate--which predicts that the US Homeland will be hit again by al Qaeda or, possibly, Lebanon's Hezbollah and which says that terrorists' abilities are improving--they're getting better at being terrorists. No surprise in either case.
I didn't even bother to laugh derisively, however, when Ms. Townsend had the gall to assert that President Bush's fervor for Comprehensive Immigration Reform was due to the threat which we face from Islamists.
And, now we find out that,
[...] the FBI is investigating an alleged human smuggling operation based in Chaparral, N.M., that agents say is bringing "Iraqis and other Middle Eastern" individuals across the Rio Grande from Mexico. [SNIP]
[T]he smuggling organization "used to smuggle Mexicans, but decided to smuggle Iraqi or other Middle Eastern individuals because it was more lucrative." Each individual would be charged a fee of $20,000 to $25,000, according to the report.You mean to tell me that everyone coming clandestinely into the US via its southern border isn't merely a poor hard-working Mexican looking for a better life? Gee, who could have ever predicted that?
(Thanks to Hot Air)