Like it or Not: Mexico is America’s Next Afghanistan
With the exception of, perhaps, Texas governor Rick Perry, no public official wants to publicly admit an obvious fact: The United States of America will likely be forced to invade Mexico. It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when. The question then becomes: What to do with Mexico after we invade it
and wipe out the drug cartels (as much as can be). Does the United
States merely return Mexico to a nation state of corrupt politicians,
failed economic policies, and lawlessness, or do we annex Mexico and turn it into the 51st state?
For many of us, there is a certain false security in believing that, since most
of America’s streets are not filled with the murder and mayhem that is
going on just South of our borders, we have nothing to worry about. The
feeling that most Americans likely have is: Well, it’s their problem,
not ours. However, that illusion of security is quickly being eroded
with the stories of American police officers being threatened by Mexican drug cartels, of kidnappings and drug murders in Arizona and Texas, of control of certain parts of Arizona and forays into New Mexico and Colorado by drug cartels, of teenagers being turned into hitmen, and American tourists being kidnapped or killed while on vacation in Mexico.
While America’s national interests are certainly being threatened,
not just by the flood of illegal immigrants, but by the violence that
is beginning to spill across our borders, the Obama administration
chooses to pander to special interests pushing amnesty, while ignoring repeated requests for troops along our Southern border. Moreover, the administration claims about the level of deportations in 2010 have come under scrutiny,
leaving many to wonder if the administration is even remotely serious
about secure borders, or just playing games for the media.
Like it or not, Mexico’s problems are our problems. For decades, politicians in Washington have cowardly turned a bi-partisan blind eye to the economic refugees
(i.e., illegal aliens) that have transgressed our borders until it has
become an unbearable strain upon our economy. Then, rather than
securing our border and addressing the problem, the immigrants are now
being used as political pawns in order to create a huge pool of 8 million progressive voters.
Irrespective of what happens farther down the road, the violence that is occurring today in Mexico and spilling over into the U.S. is something that cannot continue to be ignored by the administration, regardless how weak it may be. If things do not change in Mexico (or if the President refuses to secure our borders),
sooner or later, the U.S. will likely have to send a large amount of
troops into that country to wipe out the drug cartels. Mexico, today,
poses as significant (or more significant) threat to the United States
than Afghanistan and, as a sovereign nation, America has the right to
defend itself and its time the White House (and other politicians) get
honest with the American people about what they intend to do about it.
In the meantime, the Obama administration should stop
playing politics with people’s lives along the border, ‘man up’ and get
Rick Perry and the other Republican governors the troops they need to
keep Americans safe along the border.
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