The Bush administration, trying to win an immigration agreement with Democrats, is backing away from safeguards designed to target businesses that hire illegal aliens and to prevent a repeat of the rampant fraud that resulted from the 1986 amnesty.Fraud? What's that? Don't these nitpicking critics understand that no one is illegal, and national borders are a relic of an unenlightened past? How can a country that has invaded and occupied another without troubling itself about declaring war insist on claiming borders of its own?
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[Mexican President] Calderon sent in 24,000 troops to retake cities and states with the most serious violence — Michoacan , Nuevo Laredo, Tijuana and Acapulco. Soldiers, less likely to be tainted by corruption than local police, burned crops and hauled away drug dealers of all levels.
Calderon warned Mexicans not to expect a short war, but it has proved even harder than that. Drug lords are now engaging in unprecedented battles with the army. Five dead soldiers this past week in Michoacan amounts to that state's worst single death toll in a decade, and they weren't the only casualties.
The drug lords have also gone all-out on assassinations. On Monday, Joe Nemisio Lugo Felix, a top narcotics intelligence official, was killed in his SUV in Mexico City. They also kidnapped, strangled and shot a federal investigator in Tijuana and gunned down a police chief in Acapulco.
Dear God, I humbly beseech your forgiveness for ever supporting a madman whose dream is a nightmare for the citizens of the entire nation he considers flyover country.