Obama says Ebola a threat to national security, but still won’t secure the U.S. southern border

Friday, September 19, 2014
By Paul Martin

by: J. D. Heyes
Friday, September 19, 2014

The worsening Ebola outbreak in West Africa has become so much of a U.S. national security issue that President Obama has ordered as many as 3,000 U.S. troops and personnel there to help deal with the crisis. But for some reason, the president doesn’t seem concerned enough about the spread of a virus with a 70-90 percent fatality rate to better secure the porous U.S.-Mexico border, through which hundreds of thousands of immigrants — many of them children — have streamed across for over a year.

Obama’s actions come on the heels of an American doctor who contracted, but survived, the disease. The physician, Dr. Kent Brantly, told senators this week that there was no time to waste in combating the epidemic.

“We can’t afford to wait months, or even weeks, to take action, to put people on the ground,” Brantly said, according to The Associated Press (AP).

In announcing his recent actions, Obama pronounced the Ebola outbreak a crisis as well as a threat to global (and U.S. national) security. His plan to send U.S. military personnel to West Africa includes “an aggressive effort” to train healthcare personnel and erect field hospitals, AP reported. In all, the effort could wind up costing U.S. taxpayers in excess of $1 billion — but not one dime of that would shore up security along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Troops for Ebola, no troops for the U.S. border

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