This is the year end time and time for the lists and remembering the year gone by. Amongst the clutter of so many stories during the year Foriegn Policy mag has listed a “Top 10 stories” that most of the folks missed. Here is an example:
In the run-up to the 2006 U.S. midterm elections, conservative lawmakers—desperate to show supporters they were making progress on immigration and border security—easily passed the Secure Fence Act, authorizing the construction of 700 miles of double-layered, reinforced fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border. Lost in the shuffle was the fact that Congress had only earmarked enough money to build 370 miles’ worth of wall. Give it another budget year, the barrier’s strongest backers said, and the rest of the cash would surely make its way south.
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