- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 21, 2014

Michael F. Scheuer, former head of the CIA’s Osama Bin Laden unit, said Thursday that the best way to protect Americans form terrorists is to secure the border.

“What we could have done after 9-11 if we really wanted to improve U.S. security … was to close the southern border and perhaps even spots on the northern border with Canada,” Mr. Scheuer said on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends.”

“At least you secure the continent in that way. Right now we’re exposed, not only internationally, but we don’t know who is in our country,” he said. “It seems to me that [it is] a simple conclusion of logic: Close the border, protect America.”

Mr. Scheuer, who currently works as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s Center for Peace and Security Studies, predicted that Americans “will die” because politicians refuse to protect them.

“But we don’t have politicians who give a darn about protecting America,” he said. “They are concerned with not being called anti-Hispanic or anti-human rights, and so Americans will die because they’re preening to the small liberal crowd on the left that believes we are the homeland for everybody instead of the homeland for Americans.”

• S.A. Miller can be reached at smiller@washingtontimes.com.

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