It was just a short time ago that I was posting about the inability of the virtual fence to stop anything except virtual illegals. Now, the government admits it.
FOXNews reports that Homeland Security officials have told federal lawmakers that the "virtual fence" along the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona doesn't meet contract requirements for detecting border intrusions and some of its technology will have to replaced by this summer.
Plans to expand the system to the Yuma, Ariz., and El Paso, Texas, areas will be pushed back three years to 2011 because of technological deficiencies. I would say that is a conservative estimate.
More importantly it means, that 10 years after the terrorist attack on New York City, the government will still be unable to bring a modicum of security to our southern border.
Why is this not being addressed by the presidential candidates who, as senators, are all part of the problem. Why is the press not asking questions? Who is responsible? Isn't it time for the public to kick butt and take names or do Americans no longer care about their own safety?
Have we become so like the decadent Romans that we will remain busy partying until the barbarians breach the walls?