We can’t trust ’em.
What madness is this.
By Paul J Cella Posted in 2006 — Comments (127) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
From a recent report we learn this:
Thousands of students from Saudi Arabia are enrolling on college campuses across the United States this semester under a new educational exchange program brokered by President Bush and Saudi King Abdullah.
The program will quintuple the number of Saudi students and scholars in the United States by the academic year’s end. And big, public universities from Florida to Oregon are in a fierce competition for their tuition dollars.
From another, this:
In 2005, more people from Muslim countries became legal permanent United States residents — nearly 96,000 — than in any year in the previous two decades. More than 40,000 of them were admitted last year, the highest annual number since the terrorist attacks, according to data on 22 countries provided by the Department of Homeland Security.
In the run-up to this November’s election we have heard a lot of exhortation to the effect that the Democrats cannot be trusted. I agree: they cannot be. Last week I added my own exhortation (of sorts) to this chorus. But I think we have to go further than this. The Democrats cannot be trusted; and neither can this Republican administration. The reports noted above disclose at best acquiescence in, or what is much worse, the positive promotion of a policy that is simple pulverizing madness. Is it necessary to lay out the plain sense of this argument yet again? Very well. It consists in three facts, and a conclusion from those facts that is, again, madness. (1) Most of the September 11 hijackers were Saudis, some of those Saudi students. (2) All of them were Muslims and immigrants. (3) Our ability to screen immigrants a hopeless muddle. Therefore our policy should contemplate ever more Saudi student visas, and ever more Muslim immigrants.
That is madness. Its promoters cannot be trusted.