Sunday, June 13, 2010
More Transparency From Obama Admistration
Southern States beg the federal government for assistance on the Mexican border. More violence, and more excursions into US territory by Mexican security forces. The National Drug Intelligence Center releases it's annual National Drug Threat Assessment that states growing threat from drug cartels and an open boarder. How does the Obama administration respond? They move to hide the report from the public.
From the New York Times:
"[The report] portrayed the Mexican drug cartel situation in a harsh light, describing a surge in production of heroin and marijuana due to “greatly reduced efforts to eradicate drug crops” in Mexico. An Obama administration official and an official in the Mexican government each said that Mexico raised concerns with the United States about the report.
Several weeks later, in mid-April, the White House drug czar, R. Gil Kerlikowske — technically the director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy — asked the acting deputy attorney general, Gary G. Grindler, to make future installments of the center’s annual national drug threat assessment report classified. This would preclude routinely distributing the document to the state and local police and posting it online for public access"
The most transparent administration EVER. But why would the Obama administration want to keep this information from the public? Perhaps the mainstream media would actually have to report that there is a lot more happening on our Mexican boarder then just those crazy racist in Arizona violating the rights of people who have no right to be here. After all, those people should have the right to vote Democratic in future elections! They are simply poor, huddled masses yearning to be free.
Perhaps you heard about the recent seizure of 147 assault rifles and 10,000 round of ammunition near the Texas/Mexican boarder? No?