I just heard an interview with an angry, frustrated Ted Poe, a Texas congressman who has been instrumental in the futile fight to get justice for Jose Compean and Ignacio Ramos.
On the John and Ken Show, Poe said that the members of Congress who have been trying to get action have received one letter in reply, a short message from a low-level functionary in the "Justice" Department who says they will not be taking any action in this case.
They took plenty of action to railroad the two Border Patrol agents, though....
Since taking office, George Bush has pardoned 113 criminals, including five convicted of drug-related crimes. Apparently, the only people to whom he won't grant pardons are those who committed no crime.
Meanwhile, Bush's mouthpiece, the pompous Tony Snow, makes a joke out of the issue on each (rare) occasion it comes up in press conferences.
One has to wonder why the media, which takes such glee in blaming Bush for everything from the pitiful mess in Iraq to the bird flu, is remaining silent about Compean and Ramos. Equally silent are the big guns in Congress; apparently, Pelosi, Kennedy, Clinton, Kennedy, Obama and the rest of the "new deal" crowd can't be bothered. Neither can the Republican hotshots.
Illegals can take to the streets and demand "rights," and they are coddled by the unprincipled goons in Washington. Perhaps it is time for real American citizens and legal residents to take to the streets and demand our rights.
But first, we need to demand that the rights of two men who were trying to enforce the laws and protect their country are observed and protected.
Remember: you could be next.
Yet another update: The judge in the Compean-Ramos lynching -- clearly, she has been corrupted by Bush and his despicable gang as well -- has just denied the two agents' request to remain free on bail while their appeals continue.
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