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  • House to Continue Incoherent DHS Oversight

    Chris Strohm reports in Congress Daily that the democratic leadership in the House Homeland Security has finalized their legislative agenda for the year. And the news is not good. After banging the drum for years (like in our recent report with CSIS – Homeland Security 3.0) that oversight of the department needs to be consolidated in the committee, just as the 9/11 Commission recommended, the committee leadership seems intent in every way to undermine the case by incoherent, spotty, and misguided activities.

    For starters, according Strohm the draft, “left out language on securing the border, the Coast Guard, dismantling terrorist financing networks and information sharing.” These are all essential homeland security tasks.

    Leaving off information sharing is incredibly odd since Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano identified that as one of her top priorities.

    Ignoring the borders makes little sense since the transnational crime challenge is becoming critical. I use to say there is nothing going in Nuevo Laredo that isn’t going on in Baghdad. Truth is Baghdad is now a lot safer. More not less attention needs to be paid to the border and the committee should be working with the administration to get things done.

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    3 Responses to House to Continue Incoherent DHS Oversight

    1. Pablo Suneson, Nuevo says:

      Nothing could be further than the truth in what you are saying about Nuevo Laredo and your remarks comparing Baghdad to Nuevo Laredo, Mexico are shameful. They decent people of Nuevo Laredo are themselves victim of this drug war, which is your fault and your fault only. Nuevo Laredo had a couple of years of violence, but it is a thing of the past, put you just keep attacking us over and over again without just cause. Ok, so we had our problems but please, enough is enough. Sir, you owe us an apology. You create the problem and then put the monkey on our back to solve it. This insatiable demand for drugs in the USA is driving the frenzy to supple drugs to the USA, not only along the entire Mexican border but throughout all of Mexico and a few countries in South America as well. Don't you get it!!! Its the drugs stupid. Please legalize drugs to stop the trafficking. There is so much money involved that it (they) can corrupt anybody or just by threat they (the cartels) can get anything.

    2. Tim Graham Carroll, says:

      The first priority of The United States Government is protecting it's citizens. As we have seen in the past, the border patrol has to be more concearned with being prosecuted by the government for the method in which that security is provided than actually stopping illigals from crossing our borders. The drug traffic cannot be curtailed if the U.S. Government does not give the resources necessary to stop this activity. The Mexican government won't stop it. They know that the very illegals that are here send a large part of their income back to Mexico. This in turn hurts our economy further, because they not only take our jobs, but they also send the proceeds from those jobs to Mexico to stimulate their economy. The Coast Guard and the Border Patrol can stop this activiy if we just make the laws to allow them to. How many terrorist do you think are taking notes on this issue?

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