Punishing The Good Guys
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, the California Republican who has been at the forefront of efforts to have the prosecution reviewed and the agents re-tried, yesterday criticized the White House for not acting in the case.
"This is the worst betrayal of American defenders I have ever seen," Mr. Rohrabacher said of President Bush. "It's shameful this was done by someone who is in the Republican Party. He obviously thinks more about his agreements with Mexico than the lives of American people and backing up his defenders.
"Our border agents risk their lives daily to uphold our immigration laws and defend our borders," he said. "If the conviction of Ramos and Compean is an indication of how our government will repay them, we can be certain good men and women will soon flee the ranks of Border Patrol service."
... these two guys didn't do everything "by-the-book". Now, they're going to prison for twelve years. Bush could help, but won't! Ramos and Compean had bad lawyers. I would have asked for a change in venue immediately! There's no way they were going to get a fair trial in Aztlan.