Why We Needed a Border Fence

The Bush Administration had Congressional approval to build a fence along strategic portions of the border with Mexico. But it drug its heels, piddled around, and got virtually nothing done. Now it’s out of time. Of course, it was clear from the beginning that the President’s heart wasn’t really in it.

So what do we hear this week?

The Mexican army on Friday announced that it has made the largest seizure of drug-cartel weapons in Mexico’s history.

The cache of 540 rifles, 165 grenades, 500,000 rounds of ammunition and 14 sticks of TNT were seized on Thursday at a house in the city of Reynosa, across the border from McAllen, Texas, Mexican Assistant Attorney General Marisela Morales said.

“The seizure … is the largest in the history of Mexico involving organized crime,” Morales told reporters at Defense Department headquarters, where the army displayed hundreds of rifles, pistols, and shotguns, and laid out rows of grenades and crates of ammunition.

This arsenal was discovered just a couple of miles south of McAllen, Texas in the Mexican town of Reynosa.

The fact is, swaths of northern Mexico are now under the control of the drug cartels and the corruption-riddled Mexican government and Army are losing the battle to oust them.

Of course, it would be profoundly troubling if there were evidence that the Mexican drug cartels were cooperating with Islamic terrorist groups. Well . . .

Washington Times: “Terrorists Teaming With Drug Cartels”

Islamic extremists embedded in the United States — posing as Hispanic nationals — are partnering with violent Mexican drug gangs to finance terror networks in the Middle East, according to a Drug Enforcement Administration report.

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