Seeking to Control Borders, Bush Turns to Big Military Contractors
The quick fix may involve sending in the National Guard. But to really patch up the broken border, President Bush is preparing to turn to a familiar administration partner: the nation's giant military contractors.
Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Northrop Grumman, three of the largest, are among the companies that said they would submit bids within two weeks for a multibillion-dollar federal contract to build what the administration calls a "virtual fence" along the nation's land borders.
That would work out well for Lockheed Martin. Given that the recent Canadian census was outsourced to that company, if the Bush government decides to tighten the Canadian borders as well, at least Lockheed Martin will already know everything they need to about us. I'm sure that'll save everyone oodles of time.