“More Boots On The Southern Border”

Mexican border That’s what President Obama promised in his State of the Union address. And what exactly will these boots be doing? According to a recent CBS News report we’ll be needing lots of new boots to help investigate all the old boots. (See “Over the line: Fighting corruption on the border”.)

More than 40,000 U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents guard the nation’s borders, and the vast majority are honest. But drug cartels are working harder than ever to infiltrate their ranks.

“They’re using Cold War-style tactics: Money, sex, drugs to convince officers to work with them, and to help get their products and their people across the border,” said Special Agent Terry Reed, part of the FBI’s ever-expanding operation working to root out corruption.

Reed said that in 2007 there were only six border corruption task forces. Today there are 24.

Twenty-four federal law enforcement task forces devoted entirely to investigating our own Customs and Border Patrol agents. As to that fence, people are just driving right over it . . . except for these particular geniuses who didn’t get the geometry quite right. Fitting metaphor for our war on drugs.

For more information go to Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) for whom I am a speaker.

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