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April 16th, 2009
10:00 AM ET
soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Ed Smith

    I think politicians have it wrong on both sides of the border. The intelectuals in Mexico blame the "demand" side on the US for the drugs and the "supply" side for the guns. They can't have it both ways. Many in Mexico see the drug and the ilegal alien problem as a sort of a "la reconquista" a la mexicana. They want to send us their drugs and undocumented because they see it as a benefit to them. On the one hand they strike at the US without firing a shot since they have not forgotten about their loss of territory to the US. On the ohter they see each illegal alien as a source of income to their economy. In 2008 the money sent by Mexicans was over 20 billion dollars, second only to the oil revenue. Why would they want to change that? The roon of the problem is inequality within Mexico. This is what brings corruption, drugs, guns and many other social ills.

    April 17, 2009 at 1:05 am |
  2. Dawn

    Our President is willing to help Mexico in which they have used kids to smuggle drugs into the United States...then why cant' he(President Obama) help the United States citizens that have an addiction to these things(drugs) that are being smuggled into the states.People in Kentucky are being charged as a dealer in which they are only an addict.There should be a definition in which describes what a dealer is and what an addict is.There has been several instances in which inmates have died in the Kentucky jails due to non proper treatment when they are suffering from addictions.So all in all I just want to know if Mexico can get help and they are a major part of the drug smugglers then why cant we help our own American Citizens?

    April 16, 2009 at 8:45 pm |