It says that only 32 of the 4,000 miles that make up our northern border have an "acceptable level" of security. Also, American officials "rely heavily" on Canadian law enforcement for support--and I mean, come on, those guys ride horses.
Terrorism is of most concern to the GAO. Indeed, the word "terror" is mentioned more than "drugs," "immigration," and even "Canada" in the 61-page report.
As this graphic shows, Washington's most dire northern threat will fall from the sky like a plague of syrup-filled locusts.
The U.S. is not without recourse. We run anti-smuggling/terrorism/immigration efforts with cool names like "Operation Frozen Timber" and "Operation Stonegarden." Those efforts' successes have been mixed.
Sen. "Droopy" Joe Lieberman is ringing the Canuck clarion. McClatchy Newspapers reports him fearing aloud that the border gives "easy passage into America by extremists, terrorists, and criminals whose purpose clearly is to harm the American people."
So until the U.S. can cut enough money from health care and education to patrol the remaining 3,968 miles of porous Canadian border, we need everyone to keep their most suspicious eye pointed north.