Self-serving doublespeak #1,002,987,337

Chertoff: Illegals ‘degrade’ environment – Yahoo! News:

“Illegal migrants really degrade the environment. I’ve seen pictures of human waste, garbage, discarded bottles and other human artifact in pristine areas,” Chertoff said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. “And believe me, that is the worst thing you can do to the environment.”

“The worst thing you can do to the environment” is litter? Well, I suppose so, if you are one illegal immigrant. But another really bad thing for the environment would be ignoring the Kyoto Treaty if you are the U.S. administration. How about cutting clean water protection?

How about putting up a fence that won’t keep people out (it’s “virtual,” according to Department of Homeland Security, but animals will be prevented from reaching fresh water by said virtual fence)? How about failing to use treaty relationships to ensure safe and prosperous workplaces in the lands the immigrants come from–that was the point of NAFTA, after all.

Worse still, how about littering the American political landscape with junk thinking is pretty bad, don’t you think? We should send Michael Chertoff back to the private sector, build a wall around him, and keep America free of such self-serving doublespeak.

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