Obama About Guns In Mexico With A Straight Face
How can President Obama speak about guns in Mexico with a straight face? – Silvio Canto, Jr.
President Obama’s Mexico trip has just taken a turn for the bizarre. This is what President Obama told Mexicans:
“…I will continue to do everything in my power to pass common-sense reforms that keep guns out of the hands of criminals and dangerous people. That can save lives here in Mexico and back home in the United States. It’s the right thing to do,….” (RCP)
First, the Obama administration put 2,000 high powered weapons in the hands of Mexican cartels. Did President Obama forget about that little tragic episode from his first term? We hear that 200-plus Mexicans were killed by these weapons. Why didn’t President Obama apologize to the soldiers’ families? Or the widows? Or the orphans?
Second, cartel leaders, or criminals in the US, will continue to have guns because outlaws always do. Can someone remind President Obama of what is happening in Chicago? President Obama’s hometown has very strict gun laws but Juarez is Disneyland compared to the killings in Chicago!
Third, all of these guns are already outlawed in Mexico and in the US.
How do you say “The Twilight Zone” in Spanish? I think that it’s “La dimension desconocidad,” i.e. the unknown dimension literally.
There is a “gun problem’ and lots of cartel violence in Mexico. However, it is one of those “perfect storm” problems that won’t get fixed with a “hope and change” speech before university students.
Indeed, many guns come from the US. They also come in from Central America. They come in because very “liquid” cartels buy weapons in a very big international gun black market. They come in because of corruption in Mexico. They come in because Mexico does not do a better job of protecting the southbound traffic on the border.
And 2,000 high powered weapons came in because of “Fast & Furious.”
Honestly, there is one thing that we could do to curtail the cartel violence in Mexico: Stop consuming so many illegal drugs! We are putting billions of dollars in the pockets of cartels by consuming these drugs.
The cartels will always have guns as long as we keep filling their pockets with cash.