Monday, June 05, 2006

We will need the Gulf of Mexico's Oil from Pemex and President Bushes Knows these People

Friday's Hugh Hewitt's guest host Jed Babbin's interview with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff (from Generalissimo's RadioBlogger)delves into the Bush Administration's position regarding the Immigration and build a Wall issue.
06-02chertoff.mp3(from Radioblogger)

JB: Well, thank you, sir. Let's get right to it. We've got a lot of ground to cover. Let's just go right to the immigration issue if we may. Number one, FBI Director Mueller recently testified that a Hezbollah cell had been caught after crossing the Mexican border. When will the border be closed to illegal immigrants?

MC: The President has taken steps, as he announced just a few weeks ago, to jump start our effort to get tactical infrastructure and Border Patrol boots on the ground at the border. We're looking now, if Congress passes requested money that we're looking for, to double the number of Border Patrol by the end of 2008, and in the meantime, to put 6,000 National Guard on the border, with equipment, including high tech equipment that will get us better control across the entire Southern border.

JB: Do you believe that that will be enough to close the border to illegals? Or is that going to still let a substantial number through?

MC: I think that's going to move us significantly forward in the direction of controlling the border, along with a number of other things we're doing. We're in the process of ending this program we used to have of releasing non-Mexicans, because we didn't have enough bed space to detain them. We've gotten more bed space, we're reducing the amount of time it takes to send them home, and we're on target, if Congress gives us a little extra legal authority, to end this program of catch and release by the end of the year.

JB: Mr. Secretary, Senator Specter of Pennsylvania, I believe, sponsored an amendment to the Senate immigration bill, requiring consultations with the Mexican government before we build a fence. Do you favor that consultation requirement?

MC: Well first, let me say this. I don't think anybody has suggested that we are going to ask for permission to build fencing or tactical infrastructure anywhere we want to build it. And there are certainly parts of the border where building fencing is a solution we're looking for. There are other parts where we probably want to use a technological solution. So whatever courtesy we may pay in notifying somebody about what we're doing, we're certainly going to make sure that we have the sole decision-making authority on what we do on our own border.

JB: But you wouldn't oppose a consultation requirement before we do anything?

MC: Well, I'm not sure exactly what this particular amendment requires, or certainly whether it's going to survive into final legislation, so I'm not going to worry about what kind of consultation could be required. What I will tell you is we will make the decisions ourselves, and do it in our own way.

Babbin ended his hosting duties by summarizing the Chertoff interview and Southern Border Wall issue by saying that with regards to the "WAll", the administration position's is that it will "Kinda sorta maybe" happen?

Here is a very interesting article I found in the Library archived on microfilm from Barron's, The Dow Jones Business and Finanicial Weekly Magazine, written 18 years ago that details what I consider to be a very entrepreneurial wildcatter oil drilling business of former President George H. W. Bush's with Mexicans. The author Jonathan Kwitney, portrays former President Geroge H.W. Bush's business dealings as sinister but I do not see it that way at all. The former President was innovative, inventive and took inteligent advantage of his connections to secure Oil Contracts. However, I think this article may further shed some insight into President Dubya Bush's affections for Mexicans and his ambivalance toward building a Security Wall! Furthermore a recent 10 billion barrel Oil field find(from Human Events Online)in the Golf of Mexico could ease our dependence on tenuous Venezuelan and Milddle Eastern oil since the Democrats and Rino's in both houses of Congress will not let us drill for oil on US Soil. Maybe the President thinks that by being as nice as possible to Mexican Illegals and keeping the spigot of US Dollars flowing into the Mexican Economy we'll have first cracks at bidding on this Mexican Golf of Mexico Texas Tea?


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