Tuesday, June 25, 2013

John McCain Promises "Most Militarized Border Since the Fall of the Berlin Wall"

I don't want a holiday in the sun.John McCain Promises "Most Militarized Border Since the Fall of the Berlin Wall":
Bear in mind as you read
this
: John McCain is trying to argue for the
amendment.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Tuesday
said that an amendment advanced by the Senate would leave the U.S.
with the "most militarized border" since the fall of the Berlin
Wall and pave the way for the passage of comprehensive immigration
reform.



"The legislation concerning beefed up border security removes any
validity to the argument that border security is not sufficient,"
McCain said of the amendment from Sens. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and
John Hoeven (R-N.D.) in an interview on CNN.



"I mean this is not only sufficient it is well over sufficient.
We'll be the most militarized border since the fall of the Berlin
Wall. That's why I think this amendment was very important," he
added.
I realize he's saying this with a bit of exasperation. (You
want a goddamn Berlin Wall to pass this bill? Fine! Here's a Berlin
Wall!
) But that doesn't make it more acceptable—just more
cynical.
Elsewhere in Reason: "What
John McCain's Immigration Dishonesty Tells Us About the Folly of
Comprehensive Reform
."