During an interview on Fox News Sunday, Governor Rick Perry argued that “the most humane” way to solve the humanitarian crisis on the border was to follow through with his plan: deploy the National Guard and deport the thousands of refugee children back to their countries as quickly as possible.
Perry added that the best response to the crisis — the 50,000 some women and children who were fleeing violence — was a “show of force” on the border, because that’s the Neo-Con response to everything these days.
Because that’s the message that gets sent back very quickly to Central America. It’s important to do that because this flood of children is pulling away the border patrol from their normal duties of keeping bad people — keeping the drug cartels. They’re being distracted. So, that is a very obvious that I would suggest to you that those National Guard troops should come play an important role.
The Butt-End of the Texas Panhandle went on to add that he knew the refugees would send a message to their friends and families that the border was secured with troops, because “their conversations are being monitored with calls back to Central America, and the message is ‘Hey, come on up here, everything is great, they’re taking care of us.’ And that needs to stop.”
Host Brit Hume, who’s come under fire lately for suggesting that the immigrant children be treated with common decency, pointed out that the threat of troops was likely not enough to dissuade refugees who’d traveled thousands of miles after fleeing violent conditions in their home country.
Perry was undeterred:
What we’re talking about now is sending the message back now so we can staunch the bleeding. Those that are already here, to address them, to humanitarianly take care of them, to make sure they are safe, to process them as quickly as you can, to reunite them with their families.
That’s the most humanitarian thing we do. And the National Guard is absolutely a trained group of men and women who can address that particular function, and one that they should.
Perry knows three things about humanitarianism: nothing, absolutely nothing, and . . . uh . . . I forgot the third.
Watch the ever-humane Governor Rick Perry recommend deporting children and sending them back to their home countries to be raped, maimed, or killed.