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Tuesday, May 16, 2006 

Similes, Metaphors, and Bush’s Border Plan

  • House of Cards
  • Paper Tiger
  • Two Legged Stool
  • Rubber Sword
  • Toothless Guard Dog

All of these have about as much use as the President’s new plan to send the National Guard down to the border states for immigration control.

(Reuters) Bush told the nation Monday he would dispatch 6,000 National Guard troops to the 2,000-mile border as part of a new plan to tighten security and placate those who want a crackdown on the millions of poor who seek work each year in the world's richest nation.

But here’s the catch:

Addressing fears of militarization of the border, Bush said troops will be there for one year and will not engage in law enforcement, but rather assist the 12,000-member U.S. Border Patrol with administration and surveillance.

So, were going to give the border patrol a 6000 man (and woman) strong clerical work force that just happens to be trained at doing missions just like the one that needs to be preformed along the border? What a joke… why not just go to Net Temps.com and get you a bunch of temporary secretaries and other administrative assistants.

Good Grief