Oh boy. I’m sure there is no way this can go horribly wrong.

Today’s main story in my city’s paper:

The U.S. Border Patrol plans to poison the plant life along a 1.1-mile stretch of the Rio Grande riverbank as soon as Wednesday to get rid of the hiding places used by smugglers, robbers and illegal immigrants.

If successful, the $2.1 million pilot project could later be duplicated along as many as 130 miles of river in the patrol’s Laredo Sector, as well as other parts of the U.S.-Mexico border.

Although Border Patrol and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials say the chemical is safe for animals, detractors say the experiment is reminiscent of the Vietnam War-era Agent Orange chemical program and raises questions about long-term effects.

Excuse me while I jump off a building.

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One response to “Oh boy. I’m sure there is no way this can go horribly wrong.

  1. Wow. Because that’s not crazy or anything…

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