Wednesday, April 23, 2008

By, Golly. They're Right. There Is Waste And Fraud.

TUCSON, Ariz. - The government is scrapping
a $20 million prototype
of its highly touted "virtual fence" on the
Arizona-Mexico border because the system is failing to adequately alert border
patrol agents to illegal crossings, officials said.

The move comes just two months after Homeland Security Secretary
Michael Chertoff announced his approval of the fence built by The Boeing Co. The
fence consists of nine electronic surveillance towers along a 28-mile section of
border southwest of Tucson.

Do you feel safer now? Me either.


Real Debate said...

$20 million... Pikers.

They have nothing on any failed computer upgrade in Wisconsin.

Kate said...

I still think gun turrets and a moat filled with gators and/or piranhas would work just fine...probably be cheaper too.

The Pontificator said...

This would be the same people who build airplanes, right?