April 12, 2005
While the Bush administration appeals to Hispanic voters and the president of Mexico by allowing illegal aliens into this country, we now learn that the detection system that is supposed to keep that from happening is a failure.
According to the Washington Post, that’s because the equipment is defective and was poorly installed and because of lax oversight by government officials who failed to properly supervise the project’s contractor, international microwave corporation.
The integrated surveillance intelligence system cost us $239 million and it’s worthless.
It was supposed to help detect terrorist infiltrators, but it doesn’t.
There will now be a criminal investigation.
Overrpricing, paying for systems that don’t work…it’s the same old song of bureaucrcay and corruption we’ve seen before when it comes to big government, but nothing changes.
Except this time, it could cost us our lives.
This is an outrageous scandal which needs to be corrected.
And then we need to find who got in with intentions to kill us and find them before they carry out their assignment.
Good luck on that.
I’m Cal Thomas in Washington.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.