Thursday, March 3, 2011

Obama, Calderon pledge cooperation on drug wars - Yahoo! News

Mexican soldiers on parade in Mexico's indepen...Image via WikipediaIt really amazes me to see how stupid our Government really is on this issue.
As Arizona constantly tells them to build the fences and secure the borders. Our President ignores that part and now wants to train Mexico how to fight a war? Intead of protecting the citizens he wants to train the other side of the border?
Maybe I'm more of a common sense kind of guy more than most seem to be today. But, this has got to be yet another one of the dumbest things I have seen from this adminstration. Then again. Is it anything other that anymore?
My God Help Us!
WASHINGTON – Seeking to repair damaged relations, President Barack Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderon agreed Thursday to deepen their cooperation in combating drug violence and declared a breakthrough in efforts to end a long-standing dispute over cross-border trucking.
During a joint news conference at the White House, Obama praised Calderon for his "extraordinary courage" in fighting the violent drug cartels that have been responsible for deaths on both sides of the border. Obama pledged to speed up U.S. aid to train and equip Mexican forces to help in those efforts, but he also acknowledged that the U.S. must stem the flow of cash and guns to Mexico that have aided the cartels.
"We are very mindful that the battle President Calderon is fighting inside of Mexico is not just his battle, it's also ours," Obama said. "We have to take responsibility just as he's taken responsibility."
Calderon's visit comes three weeks after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent Jaime Zapata was shot to death in northern Mexico with a gun smuggled in from the U.S. The incident raised questions in the U.S. about Mexico's ability to control violence and has Obama administration officials considering arming U.S. agents working across the border to ensure their safety.
Mexican law bans foreign law enforcement agents working in the country from bearing arms, and Calderon vehemently expressed his opposition to making an exception for U.S. personnel. But he said Zapata's death showed a need to consider alternative methods for protecting agents.
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