Re: July 11 article “Vigil in the dark hours.”
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates states, “The actual physical threat to Americans today from abroad, in reality, is worse than it was in the Cold War. All you have to do is look at the repeated attempts to set off bombs in populated places.”
Gates has the responsibility of being the principal defense policy adviser to President Barack Obama and to execute approved defense policy decisions.
So how does the terrorist with a weapon of mass destruction get into our country? Through our open borders, of course. Our commander-in-chief supports the open-door policy and is trying to suppress those attempting to secure our borders.
Gates is either not informing Obama of imminent disaster, or he is just another puppet on his knee. GENE SWANBERG
Pflugerville Editor’s note: according to an associated Press report published in June, the U.S.-Mexico border is ‘more fortified now than it was five years ago. Far more agents patrol it; more fences, barriers and technology protect it; and taxpayers are spending billions of dollars more to reinforce it.’