Rick Perry: Send U.S. Troops to Mexico
The establishment’s pick for President in 2012, Rick Perry, has recently suggested during a campaign stop in New Hampshire that he’d like to see U.S. troops go into Mexico to help battle it out in the deadliest of all drug wars that has ever taken place.
Rick Perry: “But I think it is very important for us to work with them to keep that country from failing”. Oh really, Mr. Perry? What about keeping America from failing? Mind you, Mr. Perry, fifty million of us are on food stamps and tens of millions of us are unemployed.
Perry Just Doesn’t Get It
Perry’s remarks on Mexico represent three distinct things. The first is that the Republican presidential candidate is trying to make up for what rivals in the GOP consider weakness in terms of Perry’s stance on illegal immigration. In the state of Texas, Perry has made it so that children of illegal immigrants get virtually free higher education. Republicans typically don’t like that sort of thing… education, I mean.
The second thing that Perry’s remarks on Mexico represent is a gross understanding of foreign policy. Presidential candidate Ron Paul has suggested that it has been the actions of the U.S. abroad that have led to terrorism here in this country. What Paul means is that if China invaded tomorrow, you’d probably be inclined to go fetch grandpa’s shotgun and head to the hills like in the 1980′s film Red Dawn.
Perry’s war-mongering is just more of the same U.S. interventionism talk that has led to a plethora of problems here at home.
The third and final thing that Perry’s remarks on Mexico represent is a failure of properly understanding that if drugs were simply made legal, there wouldn’t be a drug war and hence no need to send troops off to their deaths. When the gangster Al Capone had his business snatched away from him with the repealing of prohibition, there wasn’t anything left for him to do except maybe to sit in the corner and eat baloney sandwiches all day. The same would inevitably happen to the drug lords, the crack heads, the spooks, and the nincompoops if government just decided one day to make drugs perfectly legal for you, me, and grandma.
America Needs Perpetual War
With the supposed slaying of Bin Laden in Spring of 2011- and with the now purported death of Anwar al-Awlaki (some top Muslim terrorist dude)- it would appear that the establishment is winding down its hyped up “war on terror”. Since America needs a constant enemy to do battle with (hey, it makes for good television!), perhaps the gears will soon be shifted toward Mexico- and that my friends will be our next, new war. Yippee.
Even if Rick Perry isn’t elected President, I’m sure we’re going to be getting involved in some way or the next with Mexico and their drug war.
Too bad nobody has the balls to give Ron Paul a whirl in 2012. I doubt that man would have anything to do with war in Mexico.