Dubya Finally Gets It Right on Ramos and Compean–Sort of!
By: John Lillpop
It took George W. Bush more than two years to come (almost) to his senses concerning the brutal injustice heaped upon Border Patrol agents Igancio Ramos and Jose Compean.
As reported, in part, at Breitbart:
“In his final acts of clemency, President George W. Bush on Monday commuted the prison sentences of two former U.S. Border Patrol agents whose convictions for shooting a Mexican drug dealer ignited fierce debate about illegal immigration.
“Bush’s decision to commute the sentences of Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, who tried to cover up the shooting, was welcomed by both Republican and Democratic members of Congress. They had long argued that the agents were merely doing their jobs, defending the American border against criminals. They also maintained that the more than 10-year prison sentences the pair was given were too harsh. ”
Unfortunately, Dubya stopped short of doing the “right thing,” which would have been to grant a full and complete pardon to Ramos and Compean, restitution for all pay lost because of trial and incarceration, and reinstatement of employment with the Border Patrol.
Ramos and Compean should have been released two years ago, with a letter of apology, and they should have been honored at a special ceremony in the White House Rose Garden.
However, to Dubya it would be too much to honor citizens who put their lives on the line to prevent American from being invaded by drug smuggling illegal aliens from Mexico.
Had Ramos and Compean been illegal aliens and Mexican citizens, Bush would have worked 24/7 for their release long ago!
Perhaps a message will still go out to illiterate peasant, in spite of our addled president.
That message should be:
Invading America is a serious crime that can cause you to be shot. If you do not want to be shot, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO INVADE AMERICA!