|Hutchinson is silent
on ABP's "WMD" smuggling demonstration. He must know
Senate Hearing on Federal Law Enforcement and Border Security
- CSPAN - August 19, 2004
Sen. Schumer: One of my great worries, and I think many
of us share this, but particularly I've been focused on this,
is that somebody slip a nuclear weapon into our country and,
god forbid, explode it. I don't mean a dirty bomb, I mean a nuclear
weapon. And there are a lot of different ways to focus on this.
One way is to buy them all up overseas. That is an important
job - we should do everything we can - it is next to an impossible
job. It seems to me the better way to do this is to be at the
choke point. That is, the place where a nuclear weapon would
be smuggled into this country.
...Technologically it's feasible to develop detectors that you
could put on every crane that loaded a container bound for the
United States, on every toll booth for a truck that entered our
borders. Those are the only two ways you can bring a nuclear
weapon here into this country.
No mention of ABP WMD: Asa Hutchinson did not tell Schumer that American
Border Patrol had smuggled
a "WMD" (it had a nuclear symbol on it) across
the Mexican border - twice. His commitment to open borders trumped
America's need to know the risk it is facing.