You don't say . . .
The Houston Chronicle reports that President Felipe Calderon of Mexico isn't happy with the Senate vote yesterday that stopped -- for now, anyway -- the No-Illegal-Alien-Left-Behind bill.
"It's a mistake," Calderon said. "First, because it's a problem that's not being confronted. And with this evasive action the U.S. Senate is making it worse.Isn't this the same joker who said previously that Mexico has absolutely no responsiblity for stopping the illegal drugs being smuggled across the border from Mexico into the United States?
"Secondly, by closing the door on legal immigration, the only thing the Senate does is open the door to illegal immigration."
The responsiblity, I'm sure you'll agree with President Calderon, for stopping the drugs being smuggled into the United States by the Mexican drug cartels rests solely on the United States, in the form of stopping the DEMAND for their drugs within our borders.
More than a tenth of Mexico's 103 million people now live in the United States, many of them illegally.And . . .
Calderon . . . continues to oppose a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border which was approved by Congress last year.Of course he does. Although the American people -- you know, the ordinary folk who inhabit this country legally -- disagree. Besides, where the heck do you, President Calderon, get off telling US what we should or should not do? Who the HELL do you think you are, Ted Kennedy?
"The American economy could not prosper or advance without the labor of both Mexican and Central American migrants," Calderon said.If the "labor of both Mexican and Central American migrants" is so valuable to our economy, why are you, President Calderon -- considering the sad state of Mexico's economy -- so intent on us taking them?
(Blogger's acting up again today. Can't edit a damned thing, so here it flies.)