1,951 Miles Divided By 5,000 National Guard... er, Border Guards: Do The Math
Is anyone stupid enough to believe that Bush's 5,000 National Guard members, diverted from their local community commitments in interior US states, are being sent to the Mexican border for any reasons other than appeasing his most rabidly-racist base and providing content for frequent Rovian photo ops?
News crews, diverted from more pressing local, state, and national events, will also be dispatched to provide Riefenstahlian film coverage, right? I mean, what good is a group of uniformed and heavily-armed military guys & gals capturing a couple of work-hungry people without film at 11?
How many desperate, starving Goldsteins captured trying to cross the border do we really need to see on TV? One op per week? Two?
NG border ops will be the new terror alerts, y'all.
But stop for a moment and consider the math: 1,951 divided by 5,000.
The US-Mexican border is ponderously long.
The international border between Mexico and the United States runs from San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Baja California, in the west to Matamoros, Tamaulipas, and Brownsville, Texas, in the east. It traverses a variety of terrains, ranging from major urban areas to inhospitable deserts. From the border crossing at El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, to the east, it follows the course of the Rio Grande (RíÂo Bravo del Norte) to the Gulf of Mexico; from the same binational conurbation westward to the Pacific Ocean, it crosses vast tracts of the Sonoran and Chihuahuan Deserts, the Colorado River Delta, and the northernmost tip of the Baja California Peninsula.
The border's total length is 1,951 miles (3,141 km), according to figures given by the IBWC.
If you believe this Bush Hail Mary quick fix crap is a worthwhile use for our all-volunteer National Guard, I hope you get lucky when the next big storm hits, the next toxic spill happens, or when the next jumbo jet crashes in your backyard.
If Bush is suddenly so concerned with guarding the border, why wasn't he concerned on 9/11 or at least on 9/12?
Oh, yeah. He was busy running scared in the opposite direction, wasn't he?
Delilah didn't do the deed, y'all.
Judges 16:19-- And she made him (Samson) sleep upon her knees; and she called for a man, and she caused him to shave off the seven locks of his head.