Apparently the Department of Homeland Security is too busy watching people who oppose illegal immigration, are returning veterans, retired police officers, those who are pro-life and the people who attend Tea Party Rallies (a really scruffy bunch). At least we know that's a priority of Secretary Janet Napolitano.
This from FOX NEWS:
The Afghans were attending the Defense Language Institute at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. The DLI program teaches English to military pilot candidates and other air force prospects from foreign countries allied with the U.S.
"I can confirm that 17 have gone missing from the Defense Language Institute," said Gary Emery, Chief of Public Affairs, 37th Training Wing, at Lackland AFB. "They disappeared over the course of the last two years, and none in the last three months."
Each Afghan was issued a Department of Defense Common Access Card, an identification card used to gain access to secure military installations, with which they "could attempt to enter DOD installations," according to the bulletin. (click the link above for the whole story)
Sometimes I ask myself how we can be SO FRIGGING INEPT. Then again, there is no "war on terror" under barack hussein obama. It's now a "foreign contingency operation". The obama regime has redesignated Islamic terrorist actions as "man-caused disasters".
The June 13, 2010 issue of Newsweek wrote, "The Obama administration is very sensitive to avoid alienating Muslims. In a draft of a report sponsored by the State and Defense departments and the RAND Corporation on dealing with the terrorist threat, the title was changed: the term “radical Islamism” became “violent extremism.” Obama officials even resist having a formal public strategy for dealing with Islamic radicalization because they don’t want to label the Muslim community as a security problem." (reported by: With Dafna Linzer and Sebastian Rotella from ProPublica, Christopher Dickey in New York, Daniel Klaidman, Michael Hirsh, John Barry, and Michael Isikoff in Washington, and Sami Yousafzai and Ron Moreau in Islamabad)
With this sort of leadership in Washington DC, is there any wonder that our "Islamic Allies" would be allowed to wander off base, off the radar and into the population with their Department of Defense IDs in hand.
Sleep well, America. Dear Leader would have you believe the real enemy is Israel.