Of course, this has nothing to do with terrorism “” you can gather material for pipe bombs and put pictures of Osama bin Laden and Iraqi beheadings on your wall and it will still have nothing to do with terrorism. But what is to have prevented jihad terrorists from obtaining some of these licenses? From AP, with thanks to EPG:
WASHINGTON “” Thousands of illegal immigrants have obtained driver’s licenses in three states, federal authorities said Thursday, highlighting a security hole that the Sept. 11 hijackers exploited.
Three employees of Florida’s motor vehicles agency were among 52 people arrested in a bribery scam that put driver’s licenses in the hands of at least 2,000 illegal immigrants, officials said. The case, announced Thursday, follows similar arrests in Michigan and Maryland over the past week.
“With a valid driver’s license, you establish an identity,” said Michael Garcia, assistant secretary of the Homeland Security Department.
“There’s no way to identify whether that identity is valid “” that you’re not on a terrorist watch list, that you’re not a criminal. It gives you a bona fide,” said Garcia, who heads the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency that coordinated the arrests.
He said the cases do not appear to be related and there was no evidence of any terrorist connection.