Mark Steyn is in good form.
What we know so far is this: All eleven Secret Service men and all ten U.S. military personnel staying at the Hotel Caribe are alleged to have had â€œescortsâ€ in their rooms that night. All of them. The entire team.
Twenty-one U.S. public servants. Twenty-one Colombian whores. Unless a couple of the senior guys splashed out for the two-girl special. â€œSome of them were saying they didnâ€™t know they were prostitutes,â€ explained Congressman Peter King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee.
â€œSome are saying they were women at the bar.â€
Amazing to hear government agents channeling Dudley Moore in Arthur: â€œYouâ€™re a hooker? I thought I was doing so well.â€ It turns out U.S. Secret Service agents are the only men who can walk into a Colombian nightclub and not spot the professionals. Are they really the guys you want protecting the president?
Congress is not happy about this. â€œIt was totally wrong to take a foreign national back to a hotel when the president is about to arrive,â€ said Representative King.
Itâ€™s wrong to take a â€œforeign nationalâ€ up to the room, but it would have been okay if sheâ€™d been from Des Moines? Weâ€™re all in favor of outsourcing, but in compliance with Section 27(e)viii of the PATRIOT Act this is the one job Americans will do?