Archive for the ‘National Security’ Category

Mexico’s problem

March 5, 2009

I’ve been looking through the CNN site and can’t find hide nor hair of this story.
The Mexican government is in serious danger of collapsing from wide scale violence from the drug gangs.

This is a very serious national security issue that should be getting more attention from the media and our Dear Leader‘s administration.

The Mexican government is sending thousands of federal troops and police to border towns in an attempt to keep the violence from escalating even farther.

If the Mexican government collapses, US Troops may end up in Mexico to keep the drug gangs from moving even farther into Texas, Arizona and California.

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Something to keep in mind…

June 7, 2008

Fred Kagan nails it:

For any voter trying to choose between the two candidates for commander in chief, there is no better test than this: When American strategy in a critical theater was up for grabs, John McCain proposed a highly unpopular and risky path, which he accurately predicted could lead to success. Barack Obama proposed a popular and politically safe route that would have led to an unnecessary and debilitating American defeat at the hands of al Qaeda.

The two men brought different backgrounds to the test, of course. In January 2007, McCain had been a senator for 10 years and had served in the military for 23 years. Obama had been a senator for 2 years and before that was a state legislator, lawyer, and community organizer. But neither presidential candidates nor the commander in chief gets to choose the tests that history brings. Once in office, the one elected must perform.

HT to Mr. Reynolds.