Monday, March 15, 2010

America's War on The Border

Mexico gunmen kill American consulate staff

When you say the word war in America today, most people are immediately drawn to the middle east and our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But we have a war much closer to home. Right on our door step as a matter of fact.

Gunmen in the drug war-plagued Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez killed two Americans and a Mexican linked to the local U.S. consulate, an attack U.S. President Barack Obama said "outraged" him.

An American woman working at the consulate in Ciudad Juarez, just over the border from El Paso, Texas, and her U.S. husband were fatally shot by suspected drug gang hitmen in broad daylight on Saturday as they left a consulate social event, U.S. and Mexican officials told Reuters.

So what is it going to take to awaken America to the fact that we literally have marauding butchers operating within sight of our borders? And the realization that they are now openly preying on our people just across the border. Officials of our government no less.

Never fear some might say.....president Obama has the situation in hand and a plan in the offing. He just has to get this sticky business of health care out of the way first. Right?

I say? Before this year is out, we will see the cartels coming across the border and wholesale murdering people on our side of the border. And our leadership in Washington will do absolutely nothing about it.

"The president is deeply saddened and outraged by the news," said White House National Security Council spokesman Mike Hammer. He said Obama "shares in the outrage of the Mexican people at the murders of thousands in Ciudad Juarez and elsewhere in Mexico."

Well at least the president is "outraged."

Oh! Scratch that!

The president isn't outraged over the killing of these three Americans. The president is outraged over the murders of thousands of Mexican people in Ciudad Jaurez and elsewhere.

I sure am glad that he clarified his position on that.

Too bad Teddy Roosevelt isn't available. Or else he might be headed south with a mechanized version of the Rough Riders to put an end to this idiocy.

But then again probably not.

America does have an image to worry about and we wouldn't want to do anything to jeopardize Obama's carefully crafted image of American appeasement.

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