To immigrate or Not

Recently, the Congress has passed an immigration bill, and as predicted some like some not so. The debate will continue among all concerned, both pro and con, until it slips away into the night.

CNN’s Lou Dobbs has made it his life’s work to bring the immigration thing to light. He has written books and done countless shows on the subject.. But recently he out did himself. I think he sees that his bread and butter may be in jeopardy so he did a report on leprosy. He made the point that this disease could be coming across the border with the illegal immigrants. And that if unchecked could become a problem, a health problem for the US strained healthcare resources.

Well my facts show that 70% of leprosy cases are in three countries, India, Nepal and Myanmar. And that there were small amounts in Mexico and even smaller amounts in the US. It would seem that Mr. Dobbs is using a Bush tactic–the Fear Card! Since he is an outspokened opponent of the “illegals” and considered by some to be well informed, then he will be heard by those that will use such hysterical bullshit to their advantage.

I would like to see Mr. Dobbs, since his subject maybe drying up, find a new crusade to go on–like the welfare of handicapped vets. It is just a thought and probably would not sell many books, but it would be a righteous crusade nonetheless.



At a news conference yesterday in the Rose Garden, the Pres said this:

Washington – US President George W Bush, who has warned that a hasty US pullout from Iraq would be catastrophic, said on Thursday that US forces would leave if the fledgling Baghdad government asked them to.

“We are there at the invitation of the Iraqi government. This is a sovereign nation,” he said at a White House press conference.

“If they were to say ‘leave’, we would leave.”

Would someone send me the link top where Saddam invited the US? Let me see if I have this right? Iraq invited us to invade? Iraq asked for democracy? Iraq chose the people for the parliment? That last question is a trick question! Iraqis voted, yes but did they choose who was to run for office? Back to the questions! Iraqis invited the violence? Do you really think a puppet government will ask us to leave? Only when we tell them to ask us to leave.

My point is–this just more of the Rovian spin that has kept this country ass deep in a problem without a solution.