It is sad that the media has continued to spread the misconception that Mexico's ongoing civil war is all the fault of the American gun industry. Hello! Why aren't we taking the Mexican border police to task for not clamping down on the gun smuggling?! Is it America's fault that Mexican customs agents are slacking off?
In other news, Dr. Gates said, over the weekend, that the US military will start helping Mexico in fighting its civil war.
It is sad to see that the Obama administration has not learned anything about the post-Cold War world we live in. He spouted some rhetoric about using America's "soft power" to meet our challenges. Yet, with the Second most dangerous threat to American security, [first is Pakistan], Obama has reacted instinctively with the Defense Department, again. "Hope and Change" in the case of US foreign policy is now, "Hope the Military Can Change".
The only "soft power" Obama has done with regard to Mexico is a call to Congress to re-enact the Assault Weapon Ban, a cause for the Brady Campaign. Rahm Emanuel said, "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste." Indeed.
Hat tip to Galrahn for noting this.
PS: updated the tags to include Obama, 30APR2009