Listening to news conf by Napolitano re the latest Swine Flu fake panic.
She said: "Every person coming from a zone of infection will be monitored...."
Needless to say, none of the "journalists" asked the relevant question:
Does that mean you can
check everyone coming across the border from Mexico if you want to? If so, why haven't we been doing that for the last 20 years? If it doesn't mean that, then you aren't really monitoring anyone or anything
, are you?
More broadly: in a sane country with a sane government, this epidemic would have been the last straw. It would have convinced us once and for all that "open borders" and "free trade" are deadly policies.
Update ... one of the "journalists" did ask "Why aren't we checking [air passengers] from Mexico?" ... which gets a little closer to the point. But there's still no reason to check airline passengers if you aren't closing the legal checkpoints in places like San Diego and El Paso, and if you aren't closing the illegal crossing points everywhere else.