POSTED: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 - 5:41pm
UPDATED: Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 1:55pm
President Obama has done a good thing sending 1,200 troops to the border.
It's not nearly enough.
But, it's better than nothing.
Of course Bush critics poo poo'd his sending 6,000 troops back in 2006 and 2008.
But of course President Obama's will be seen as proud and courageous.
When I heard the news this morning..I sarcastically was thinking...'gee, I hope the president in Mexico is okay with this, because we certainly would not want to interfere with the great job he has done down there.
Then I did some more digging, and it was worse than I thought.
The Mexican government issued a statement saying it hoped the troops would be used to fight drug cartels and not enforce immigration laws.
Mexico has traditionally objected to the use of the military to control illegal immigration.
Oh, I am so sorry they feel that way.
And here they go again.
I hope this eager to please administration uses the troops for immigration control.
And all the violence that is going on at the border is not on our side, it's on their side.
But instead of Calderone concentrating on fixing his troubles he can lecture us and spend time in Mexico's bank vault counting the billions of dollars illegal and legal immigrants send back to his country.