What kind of deluded crap is this?
Feds may suspend border passport rule
By MATTHEW LEE and DEVLIN BARRETT, Associated Press Writers
5 minutes ago
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration may suspend a major post-9/11 security initiative to cope with increasingly angry complaints from Americans whose summer vacations are threatened by new passport rules.
A proposal under consideration would temporarily waive a requirement that U.S. passports be used for air travel to and from Canada and Mexico, provided the traveler can prove he or she has applied for a passport, officials said Thursday.
The proposed six-month suspension in the rules is aimed at clearing a massive backlog of passport applications at the State Department that has slowed processing to a crawl, they said.
But the plan has run into opposition from the Homeland Security Department, which controls U.S. border points and fears the move could make it easier for terrorists or other undesirables to enter the country, the officials said.
What a bunch of wussies Americans have become!! Calling your representative to complain you have to get a passport to leave the country? Good for Homeland Security, I hope they fight this crap. Why doesn't the State Department put some cash back into the system and hire enough paper pushers to catch up with the backlog? Seems simple enough to me.
This administration has done so little to secure our country after the attack, it just boggles the mind that they would consider suspending one of the few things they have.