That is what I wonder all the time. TO ME, the port, the border and our soldiers dying in Iraq are ALL RELATED. It's all about ** SECURITY **. I wrote some posts making this very point but I have to say, that even here in FR, some people don't seem to see the connection!... and it makes me wonder. Furthermore, I am surprised most people here are not angry at GWB for not doing enough securing the border. I like GWB a lot!... but just like a kid that you love... you have to be tough sometime if they misbehave. The president is a good man, but I don't believe for a minute, he is "infallible." He is human and will makes mistake... that does not mean I am against him.
The situation really does remind me of 9-11 when the feds would say "We're the only thing between Al-q and US," and you hoped they were really on top of things but you suspected they probably weren't. Then 9-11 came along and removed all doubts.
The NSA wiretapping was probably the one thing that kept us a step ahead of the indians, and now they know about it.