Tuesday Linkfest: White House To Review Border Guards Case

However, it sounds to me like they are just stalling. Had Bush pulled this prior to the 2004 elections, we would be calling John Kerry "Mr. President" (from World Net Daily)

Amid growing criticism from congressmen and activists of its handling of the prosecution of two Border Patrol agents, Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean, the White House is opening up a line of communication with lawmakers and promises it will review a transcript of the trial.

During a telephone interview today with WND, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., received a call from press secretary Tony Snow, inviting him to meet for a friendly, unofficial discussion about the case.

Meanwhile, Snow explained to WND the White House's current stance in a brief interview Sunday.

"What we're doing is getting the entire trial transcript so everybody can see what happened in trial, and we can try to discern the real facts of the case," Snow told WND after a luncheon address at National Review's Conservative Summit in Washington.

OK, good, that is a start. At least the White House is starting to be engaged on the issue. But, is it a political measure with no intent to do anything of substance? Attempting to get the transcript seems to be a stalling tactic. Furthermore, you cannot tell me that the White House and all their legal council's haven't followed the case over the past year

"The president shouldn't have to go to the transcript to see that, on the face of it, this prosecution makes no sense," Rohrabacher said. "You've got a professional drug dealer who was a mule for the cartels, and the prosecutor has been taking that person's side and his word."

Ah, it gets even better

The White House this month appealed to some of its more vocal critics on the border-agent issue, including Phyllis Schlafly. The long-time activist and syndicated columnist wrote a column arguing "President Bush pardoned 16 criminals, including five drug dealers, at Christmastime, but so far has refused to pardon two U.S. Border Patrol agents who were trying to defend America against drug smugglers."

Schlafly called Snow's effort to acquire the transcript and lay out the facts a "stall."

"We've looked at the facts, and the facts are it's an outrage," Schlafly said. "The bottom line is the drug smuggler was given immunity and went Scot free, and two border guards went to prison for 11 and 12 years."

What we need are more Republican Congress Critters to step up to the plate and take President Bush to task. So, if you haven't already, please sign the petition. The petition page also includes the phone numbers for the Capital switchboard and the White House. Write and/or call your Congress Critters. Go to Congress Merge for easy access. If border agents are going to be put in jail longer then pedophiles are, simply for violating the non-existant rights of illegal alien drug smugglers, will anyone want to step up and do the job?

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  23. frank lewis says:

    unti border guards are released, all drivers from 5pm to 5:05 pm use your emergency flashers

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