"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Better to Walk Like an Egyptian than Fly like One

I'm thieving left and right this morning it seems.

Michelle Malkin has the goods on the Egyptian students that didn't show up in Montana as their visas allowed:

Eleven Egyptian student visa holders landed at JFK Airport and disappeared.

AP/Newsday: "FBI Special Agent Richard Kolko said there is no threat associated with the men."

Robert Spencer: "Sure. That's why they're hunting for them."

I love how the university that sponsored the Egyptian students is downplaying this as just some youthful dalliance rather than the routine, security-undermining exploitation of our temporary visa system that it is:

Rather than a case of international intrigue, this may well be a case of the Big Apple offering greater temptations than the Big Sky....(more)
I must agree with the vice provost for international education at least as far as the Big Apple being more tempting. NYC is definately a more target rich environment than up in the sticks somewhere no?

If this is all just some innocent daliance, fine. Nonetheless, the seriousness of an action like this these days, especially involving individuals from that part of the world should be punishable in some way. I don't mean lock them up and throw away the key, but this is almost akin to screaming fire in a movie theater.

All the more reason to take immigration reform all the more seriously...

Also posting on the subject:
Suitably Flip
Sierra Faith
One Man's Vote


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