If you thought that the Boston Marathon bombings would preclude a repeat of presidential apology tours on foregn soil — like President Obama’s 2009 pilgrimage to Cairo to beg the sharia law-loving Muslim Brotherhood’s forgiveness of American presidents not named Obama for backing Egyptian leaders who wouldn’t arm suicide bombers bound for pizza parlors in Tel Aviv — you would be wrong:
While on a state visit to Mexico this week, Barack Obama placed the blame on Mexico’s woes directly at the American people, as reported by Cybercast News Network.
Speaking before an audience in Mexico City, Obama commented on the American link to both illegal drugs and illegal weapons in the Mexican nation, telling those assembled:
The goal, moreover, is “to bolster President Obama’s reelection campaign.” Imagine that! The Hill reports:
[E]-mails, released by WikiLeaks last year, chronicle the political calculations that influenced planning meetings in 2010 between military and White House officials about extending American special forces into Mexico.
CBS Houston reports:
Mexican authorities have discovered a sophisticated smuggling tunnel equipped with electricity and ventilation not far from the Nogales port of entry into Arizona, U.S. and Mexican officials said Friday.
The Mexican army said the tunnel was found Thursday after authorities received an anonymous call in the border city of Nogales, Sonora, south of Arizona. U.S. law enforcement officials confirmed that the Mexican military had discovered the football field-long tunnel with elaborate electricity and ventilation systems.
Yes, like many of you, I don’t really want to abandon the Second Amendment. But just think about it for a minute: first we had Fast and Furious, if nothing else a perfect case from which to argue that the Obama Administration should be kept as far as possible from anything to do with guns.
Now we have a second case, certified by none other than the New York Times, in which the involvement of the Obama Administration led to weapons ending up in the wrong hands. This time, rather than drug lords in Mexico, it was jihadists in Syria. Continue reading
Last week the US House of Representatives Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Management issued a report updating its 2006 A Line in the Sand findings.
The new report (pdf file), A LINE IN THE SAND: COUNTERING CRIME,
VIOLENCE AND TERROR AT THE SOUTHWEST BORDER found (emphasis added):
Although the United States tightened security at airports and land ports of entry in thewake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the U.S.-Mexico border remains an obvious weak link in the chain.