Saturday, June 3, 2006


Saying Mexico is "not the enemy," presidential press secretary Tony Snow today rejected the characterization of the constant flow of illegal aliens over the U.S. border as an "invasion."

At today's White House press briefing, WND asked the spokesman: "Article 4, Section 4 of the Constitution says, 'The United States shall guarantee to every state in the Union a republican form of government and shall protect each of them from foreign invasion.' My question is, does the president believe this foreign invasion means only armed invasion, or doesn't this also mean the invasion of millions of illegal immigrants?"

Responded Snow: "I think what you are doing is you're attaching a martial connotation to something that does not have martial consequences. …

"What the president has said – if you were talking about an invasion, he's made it clear that Mexico is not the enemy."

Hm, seems Bush's new Minister of Propaganda--uh, I mean "Press Secretary"--is coming along beautifully in his new job. A little smoke and mirrors, a little sleight-of-hand, and voila!: a response without an answer. defines invasion in this fashion:
1. The act of invading, especially the entrance of an armed force into a territory to conquer.
2. A large-scale onset of something injurious or harmful, such as a disease.
3. An intrusion or encroachment.

All of these fit the bill, in my opinion. Current accepted estimates suggest that we have 12 million illegal aliens within our borders; thes are conservative estimates. Some sources go as high as 30 million. Even 12 million is the population of a small country, and many of these invaders want to retake the southwestern U.S. and steal land that never belonged to Mexico. Others find contentment in swamping the medical and welfare systems. Still others make armed forays across our borders into U.S. territory.

So Mr. Snow, stop shoveling this steaming load, put down the shovel, and answer the question: If it's not an invasion, then what, pray tell, is it?

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