Saturday, December 29, 2007


There are lots of things to admire about Mike Huckabee, but his knowledge of foreign policy is not one of them. The turmoil in Pakistan, he says, should remind us to tighten security along our southern border. Huh? Huckabee explained that except for Latin-Americans, more Pakistani illegals enter the U. S. than any other group. The Department of Homeland Security, however, reports that people from several other Asian nations enter the country illegally in larger numbers than those from the Pakistan.

In another interview the former Arkansas governor stated that the Pakistani government, “does not have enough control of those eastern borders near Afghanistan to be able go after the terrorists,” thus moving Afghanistan from Pakistan's western to its eastern border.

Earlier in the month when reporters asked him to comment on the National Intelligence Report that Iran had stopped trying to develop nuclear weapons in 2003, he said he was not familiar with the report. At the time the report had been widely covered in the news for over 30 hours.

Do we want to entrust the country to a man who doesn’t have a clear picture of the geography of Afghanistan, a country that has been prominent in the news for almost six years? Do we want to put the fate of the country in the hands of a man who doesn’t know what’s going on it the world?

Meanwhile, Democratic candidate Dennis Kucinich has something to say about illegal aliens: “The greatest number of illegal aliens are entering the country from outer-space. I’ve seen them land in their little space ships.”

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