Six months ago, Bush’s Homeland Security chief said this about stationing National Guard troops on the Mexico border: “I think it would be a horribly over-expensive and very difficult way to manage this problem.”


TPM Muckraker:

On the occasion of President Bush’s announcement he will post the National Guard along the southern U.S. border, CQ’s Patrick Yoest finds this gem — DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff pooh-poohing the idea less than six months earlier on the O’Reilly Factor:

“Why don’t you put the National Guard on the border to back up the border patrol and stop the bleeding, and then start to increase the Border Patrol, the high-tech and all of that?” O?Reilly asked. . . .

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