Citing a plague of “cost overruns and missed deadlines,” Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Tuesday that she would cut millions of dollars intended for a high-tech “virtual fence” along the Mexican border that has produced little more than headaches for the federal government.

Ms. Napolitano said her department would divert about $50 million in federal stimulus money intended for the project to other technological needs on the border, including laptops, radios, thermal-imaging devices and cameras requested by border guards.

The contractor for this expensive work of fiction, the "virtual fence," is none other than our very own (or used to be our very own) Boeing. Secure Border Initiative is to the border what Strategic Defense Initiative is to the sky.