Friday, March 23, 2007 | If the Bush Administration and Congressman Darrell Issa were truly concerned about prosecuting coyote smugglers, they should have worked hard to give U.S. Attorney Carol Lam more resources. After all, San Diego is the busiest border crossing in the U.S.

By all accounts, she was doing an excellent job of making the highest and best use of her limited resources. Her judgment is backed by many respected law enforcement officials in the region.

Rather than face up to its own failures, the Bush Administration will fire some poor hapless appointee to make itself look good. Examples include Katrina, Walter Reed, Iraq War, Abu Ghraib, flu vaccine shortages, huge deficits and debt, a failed foreign policy etc.

It’s time these people looked in a mirror for the real source of their many failures. All of the fired U.S. Attorneys should be restored to their positions with appropriate apologies. Sadly, I don’t think the Bush Administration has the integrity or the courage to do so. Truth seems to be a missing ingredient in this administration.

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