BASICALLY COMPLETE? “Obama Finally Visits U.S.-Mexico Border,” Katie Pavlich writes at Townhall:
President Obama said the fence was now “basically complete.” This declaration is completely false. The fence along the southern border in total equals 670 miles. The entire southern border is 2000 miles long, which is nowhere near, “basically complete.” On top of a meager border fence, the February 2011, Government Accountability Office report shows “1120 southwest border miles have not yet achieved operational control.” Also, according to Sheriffs working and living on the U.S.-Mexico border, Obama’s assertion that his administration has done it’s part to enforce the border is laughable.
Well, over the past two years we have answered those concerns. Under Secretary Napolitano’s leadership, we have strengthened border security beyond what many believed was possible. They wanted more agents on the border. Well, we now have more boots on the ground on the southwest border than at any time in our history. The Border Patrol has 20,000 agents – more than twice as many as there were in 2004, a build up that began under President Bush and that we have continued.
They wanted a fence. Well, that fence is now basically complete.
So, we have gone above and beyond what was requested by the very Republicans who said they supported broader reform as long as we got serious about enforcement.
Obama took credit for confiscating 64 percent more weapons than ever before. Well, that’s what happens when the federal government sends thousands of guns into Mexico in the first place through Operation Fast and Furious under the Obama Justice Department and ATF, of course it becomes easier to confiscate more guns when you put more into an area to begin with.
“On another note, Obama asked the audience if he needed to build a moat on the border to make republicans happy. There is already a moat on the border Mr. President, it’s called the Rio Grande.”