Thursday, March 12, 2009

Obama: US-Mexico Border too Big to Guard, Say What?

Hat Tip: Keyboard Jockey

By Janet Crain

Obama has no understanding of the dynamics of US-Mexico Border Conditions. Maybe he should move there. Put his kids in a house there. He might wake up real fast.


Obama: Troop move to Mexican border under consideration

By Maria Recio | McClatchy Newspapers

WASHINGTON — President Obama weighed in Wednesday on the escalating drug war on the U.S.-Mexico border, saying that he was looking at possibly deploying National Guard troops to contain the violence but ruled out any immediate military move.

"We're going to examine whether and if National Guard deployments would make sense and under what circumstances they would make sense," Obama said during an interview with journalists for regional papers, including a McClatchy reporter.

"I don't have a particular tipping point in mind," he said. "I think it's unacceptable if you've got drug gangs crossing our borders and killing U.S. citizens."

Already this year there have been 1,000 people killed in Mexico along the border, following 2008's death toll of 5,800, according to federal officials who credit Mexican President Felipe Calderon for a crackdown on drug cartels.

But the spillover on the border -- for example, to El Paso from neighboring Ciudad Juarez -- has created a political reaction.

In a recent visit to El Paso, Texas Gov. Rick Perry called for 1,000 troops to protect the border.

Obama was cautious, however. "We've got a very big border with Mexico," he said. "I'm not interested in militarizing the border."

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/251/story/63800.html



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1 comment:

keyboard.jockey said...

Janet,

Dick Gregory, 76, world famous activist, author, lecturer and comedian, appeared on the radio and television shows of Don Imus … this morning and made an historic announcement in connection with what he called “the inexcusable crisis of humanity in connection with the tragic state of the this country’s economy as a result of the past eight years of greed, arrogance and fear-mongering,” Gregory said.

Yep he won’t eat till it’s fixed.

http://imustimes.wordpress.com/2009/03/12/imus-dick-gregory-to-fast/