Monday, May 15, 2006

National Guarding

President Vicente Fox of Mexico is very concerned about President Bush's speech on border security tonight. He's so worried, he even called the president to express his misgivings.

Can it possibly be true that the United States will begin insisting that people crossing our southern border are legitimate immigrants or visitors? U.S. National Guardsmen will protect our borders? What an outrage! Now, just where is Fox supposed to send all his poor citizens "seeking a better life," as we in the U.S. are so often reminded? Could it be that Fox might be expected to actually do something positive for his own native people, like making a tiny crack in the bursting Mexican coffers?

I, for one, am sick unto death of the South-of-the-Border-Guilt special. The U.S. had quite enough of its own problems without taking on Mexico's, too. Vicente Fox has no business expecting us to cater to his self-serving agenda. I hope President Bush told Fox "uno momento, por favor" and continues on with what's best for the U.S.A. for a change. Tune in the president's speech at 5:00PM Pacific, 8:00PM Eastern time to hear what happens next.