Tuesday, May 10

Obama: Border fence "basically complete." Realty: just 5% built

Obama gave a speech in El Paso, Texas today in which he said this:
They wanted more agents on the border. Well, we now have more boots on the ground on the southwest border than at any time in our history. The Border Patrol has 20,000 agents — more than twice as many as there were in 2004, a build up that began under President Bush and that we have continued. They wanted a fence. Well, that fence is now basically complete.
As they say, "Let's look at the facts." And the fact is that five years ago Congress passed a law directing the construction of 700 miles of fence along our 2000 mile border with Mexico.

Today, according to staff at the Department of Homeland Security, just 5 percent of the fence is complete--a grand total of just 36.3 miles.

And Obozo doesn't even get credit for that tiny amount. Early in 2009 the Government Accountability Office, Congress’s investigative agency, reported that 32 miles of double-layer fencing had been built as of that date. That means that since Obama took office only 4.3 miles of double layer fencing have been built.

SO...is this what most people would call "basically complete"?

Well, that's what Obozo calls it.

He's playing the Republicans for fools. And predictably, thanks to our totally Democrat-loving media he seems to be getting away with it.

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