I should write some witty, creative diatribe against us giving money to a country whose citizens are coming here and sucking us dry, but I won't.
I could write about how we already support half of their economy from money sent home by illegal aliens working and taking jobs from American citizens. Not going to mention that though.
Finally, I am certainly not going to say anything about how much we could use this $400 million right now with the economy in the toilet and all.
Instead I am going to give you excerpts of the article and let you draw your own conclusions. I certainly do not want to be accused of trying to influence anyone even though this package is clearly wrong. But I'm not going to say anything like that.
All emphasis mine.
The U.S. government finally released the first part of a $400 million aid package Wednesday to support Mexico's police and soldiers in their fight against drug cartels.
The money comes at a critical time: Mexico's death toll from drug violence has soared above 4,000 so far this year, and drug-related murders and kidnappings are spilling over the U.S. border as well.
Call me Amerocentric but I am more concerned about the ones that are spilling over the U.S. border
The aid to Mexico — which includes no cash — includes helicopters and surveillance aircraft, airport inspection equipment and case-tracking software to help police share real-time intelligence. It also supports Mexican efforts to weed out corrupt police, improve the judicial system and protect witnesses.
Most of it, however, will go to notoriously corrupt police forces and the same military whose soldiers have tortured, raped and killed innocent civilians while battling the cartels, according to Mexico's National Human Rights Commission. President Felipe Calderon himself said more than half of state and local police can't be trusted, and federal ranks are rife with corrupt officers.
So we are giving them money for use by corrupt police? No wonder the American voters are cynical and distrustful of the federal government.
Colombia places almost no restrictions on U.S. support, allowing U.S. soldiers and drug agents to operate freely in its territory. But Mexicans have always chafed at U.S. military aid, and Calderon's administration objected to human rights restrictions proposed by U.S. lawmakers, who ultimately dropped most of the conditions.
I love the arrogance of Mexico taking money from us but refusing to allow any restriction on it.
"The U.S. has to go after the flow of guns and bulk cash and stolen vehicles that go from north to south over our southern border," one of Obama's top Latin America advisers, Dan Restrepo, told The AP. "It's our responsibility to do far more than what we're doing to cut off those flows."
The only thing I can say about this is what the Hell? What about stopping the flow from south to north over our southern border? Most members of the Democratic party oppose stopping the flow of illegals over the border but now they want to help secure the Mexican border from us?
Democrats in Congress already shifted more than $100 million of Colombia's aid to nonmilitary purposes, such as strengthening the judicial system and responding to the world's worst internal refugee crisis after Sudan.
Again, we are giving assistance to another country to help them with their refugee crisis yet do not want to even acknowledge that we have our own refugee crisis to deal with, let alone dealing with it.
I have always been of a mind that we should demand Mexico assist us in stopping the flow of illegals over the border. They have shown they can do it if they want to, they close their southern border to illegals from the south. We give a lot of aid to Mexico, it's time to stop expecting something for it. Either they stop the flow of illegals, or no funds.