Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Time is running out...

...for Johnny Sutton, Homeland "Security" Inspector General Richard Skinner, and other members of Jorge Bush's goon squad sent out to get Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean.

Not fast enough, but it is running out.

After a House of Representatives subcommittee hearing today -- a hearing Sutton and Skinner arrogantly refused to testify in front of -- Rep. John Conyers, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and Rep. Bennie Thompson, chairman of the House Homeland Security committee, have announced that they will hold hearings on the Ramos/Compean case, and they have the authority to compel Sutton and Skinner to attend and testify.

If they are placed under oath, both men face the very real (and very well deserved) possibility of jail time for their perjurious ways. Even if Sutton is the "trusted friend" of Jorge Bush.

"Johnny's a good guy" may well become the new "Brownie, you're doing a heackuva job." And it should.

Unfortunately, the Conyers hearings are unlikely to begin before late September or early October.

Until recently, most of the outrage in Congress has been voiced by Republicans. Now, Democrats -- Conyers, Thompson, and William Delaahunt, along with Sen. Dianne Feinstein -- are at last beginning to understand the depth of the injustice visited on the two Border Patrol agents.

Among the aspects of this case that have aroused bipartisan ire are these, as reported in WorldNet Daily:

[Illegal alien drug-smuggler Osbaldo] Aldrete-Davila had been given six unconventional, unescorted border passes which he may have used to smuggle a second load of drugs into the U.S.;

No criminal investigation of Ramos or Compean began until after the Mexican consulate complained the smuggler had his civil rights violated by being shot by Border Patrol agents in the U.S., neglecting to mention the illegal alien was smuggling drugs;

Skinner admitted to a House committee under oath that DHS investigators "misrepresented" reports when claiming to the Texas congressional delegation that Ramos and Compean were "rogue cops" who wanted to "shoot a Mexican."

At long last, we may see the beginning of the end of unjust persecution of American citizens doing a job the president, his lapdgs and members of drug cartels just won't do. In this, as in other ways, Bush has made his utter contempt for the United States and the rule of law. Now, at long last, he is almost certainly going to be called to account for it. At the very least, his pitbulls will pay for their despicable behavior, and the slime will splash on Jorge himself.

I hope the members of Congress won't forget Gil Hernandez, either.

1 comment:

John said...

At least it is something. Doesn't help the fact that these guys are still locked up under bad conditions, but maybe they'll get freed before they get done in. Sutton and others should be booted from their jobs at the very least. At best they should be treated as the criminals they are.