Thursday, May 18, 2006

The Issue of Illegal Immigration: A Purposeful Distraction?

I've been reading a lot of hubbub about the issue of illegal immigrants crossing the border from Mexico over the past several years. I'm trying to see how this jumped to the front and center of political discussions today. After all, it isn't as if suddenly there was a huge mass crossing that our border guards were so overwhelmed to deal with. Why suddenly the big talk about immigration? Forgive me for being a pessimist, but this smells of a distraction. Upon seeing their Iraq policy failing miserably in their faces, conservatives jumped to change the subject to something they feel they could succeed on. With Americans having such a damnably short attention span, with their attention span floating as a leave blown by the wind, it is no surprise that the subject has changed so quickly.


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