Those ‘Meddling’ Mexicans

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Drudge and the conservative press is accusing Calderon of “meddling” in American affairs. This is a factually true statement of course, but the unintentional irony of this accusation is almost beyond compare.

For the Americans to accuse the Mexicans of meddling in American affairs is the equivalent of the British complaining that the Irish are oppressing them. Back when Pat Buchanan suggested that the United States should invade Mexico to “fix” the immigration problem, that was heroic to the conservatives.  When Mexico sought to partially decriminalize drugs to lesson its gang problem, the US turned the screws on them lest they dare not conform to the War on Drugs, which involves daily American meddling in Mexican affairs. The conservatives think this is fine.

Calderon is your typical politician, and among other things, suggested that gun control be increased in the US to help in his losing war against the cartels.Yeah, banning drugs has created a disaster. So ban guns too. That’s clearly the best solution.

Calderon, do something good for your country. Expel all American agents from your country, legalize drugs, engage in free trade with all, and stop attending ridiculous state dinners for the hyper-rich ruling classes of America. Then you might actually have done something decent in your career for your people.

6:53 am on May 21, 2010