Security Alert

by Mark Steyn

When they heard of the devastation in Oklahoma, Canadians responded generously — and, as a result, many Department of Homeland Security impounded-goods warehouses are having to throw away the confiscated Kinder Eggs from last Easter just to make room for all the humanitarian aid:

A Canadian shipment of relief goods bound for storm-ravaged Oklahoma has been stopped at the Canada-U.S. border in Windsor, Ont.

American officials will not allow the 20,000 kilograms of food, blankets and diapers into the country until every item on board is itemized in alphabetical order and has the country of origin of every product noted.

Dennis Sauve, the volunteer co-ordinator for Windsor Lifeline Outreach and the food bank co-ordinator at the Windsor Christian Fellowship, the two organizations that gathered the goods, said it’s a “physical impossibility” to do the paperwork required in time to get the perishable food to Oklahoma before it spoils.

Maybe it would be quicker if they claimed to be the Canadian branch of the Barack H. Obama Foundation.


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