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On Mexican Drugs, Bush Seeks $500 Million
Human Events Online ^ | 10/24/2007 | Mac Johnson

Posted on 10/31/2007 5:12:42 PM PDT by ChessExpert

President Bush this week asked Congress to approve a supplemental spending bill for $42.3 billion. The bill is intended to fund U.S. military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. However, in a remarkable expansion of the meaning of the words “U.S. military”, “Afghanistan” and “Iraq” the bill also includes $724 million to fund U.N. Peacekeeping operations in Darfur and $500 million for Mexican police to fight Mexican drug dealers.

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TOPICS: Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: illegals; invasionusa; iraq; mexico; readdailykos; supplemental; voteclinton2008; wod
I think this article has a better title in Human Events weekly magazine: "War Supplemental Would Fund Mexican Government and Darfur 'Peace'"

I think the author makes some good points. For example, he argues that the $500,000,000 for Mexican police could be better spent hiring more American border patrol agents.

1 posted on 10/31/2007 5:12:44 PM PDT by ChessExpert
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To: ChessExpert

Bush becomes a bigger disappointment with each passing day I’m afraid.....


2 posted on 10/31/2007 5:14:43 PM PDT by KenHorse (It may be the only purpose of your life is to serve as a warning to others)
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To: ChessExpert
Bush is on Drugs?

Talk about a bad headline. One which was probably purposefully worded that way.

4 posted on 10/31/2007 5:15:39 PM PDT by Michael.SF. ("democrat" -- 'one who panders to the crude and mindless whims of the masses " - Joseph J. Ellis)
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To: Politicalmom

Congress Critter ping!


5 posted on 10/31/2007 5:17:42 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: KenHorse

That explains why he has sold out America. He is on drugs.


6 posted on 10/31/2007 5:18:08 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: ChessExpert

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1721707/posts


7 posted on 10/31/2007 5:18:11 PM PDT by azhenfud (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: ChessExpert

$500 million for Mexican police? So they can help their compadres, the drug smugglers?

From what I hear, half the Mexican police moonlight as drug smugglers, when they are not giving them an official escort over the border.

I happen to support drug enforcement, but this is ridiculous.


8 posted on 10/31/2007 5:21:50 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: ChessExpert
For example, he argues that the $500,000,000 for Mexican police could be better spent hiring more American border patrol agents.

Although stiffening the border against drug trade would be a better use of the money, the side effect would be to stiffen enforcement of immigration laws. Bush has long had a wage depression policy for the American lower and middle classes.

9 posted on 10/31/2007 5:22:21 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: ChessExpert
$500 million for Mexican police to fight Mexican drug dealers.


10 posted on 10/31/2007 5:22:50 PM PDT by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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To: KenHorse

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1627824/posts

Either President Bush is deranged or he carries a heck of a grudge against the American people.

He wants to pay Mexico for legalizing the drugs America’s police forces are dying to stop.


11 posted on 10/31/2007 5:25:57 PM PDT by azhenfud (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: gubamyster

This is an “as if illegal aliens aren’t enough and you thunk it couldn’t be worse - it really is” ping.


12 posted on 10/31/2007 5:28:08 PM PDT by azhenfud (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: ChessExpert
Well, why not? What's a few hundred million here, and a few billion there..........

Especially since there's NO accountability anywhere we send money!

I'm glad our President is a conservative! < /sarcasm >

13 posted on 10/31/2007 5:29:01 PM PDT by NRA2BFree (Senor Boosh is a big spending liberal. He's got to go, before he breaks the bank. Oh wait...........)
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To: ChessExpert
and $500 million for Mexican police to fight put in their pockets on top of what they already get from Mexican drug dealers.
14 posted on 10/31/2007 5:29:04 PM PDT by South40 (Amnesty for ILLEGALS is a slap in the face to the USBP!)
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To: ChessExpert
Oh great, yeah, we'll sell them all kinds of vehicles so they can more quickly drive their lucrative poison north across our border to our KIDS.

There's no fool like an OLD fool...!

15 posted on 10/31/2007 5:33:49 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: ChessExpert
On Mexican Drugs, Bush Seeks $500 Million

So *that's* the reason for his strange stance on illegal immigration ;-)

Cheers!

16 posted on 10/31/2007 5:35:06 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Diogenesis
WHY are we giving Mexico anything....much less 500 million!!!!
17 posted on 10/31/2007 5:37:14 PM PDT by Guenevere (Duncan Hunter...President '08)
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To: Man50D; Diogenesis; Cicero
I know you three are very aware and very intelligent.

Can you please explain to me why President Bush wants to actually give Mexico over a billion..(the article states)...

..what part of this does my feeble brain not comprehend?

Why give them anything?....We know the corruption is rampant...

..can either of you or all of you please give me a simple explanation.....as I can find no bit of logic or rhyme or reason for doing this.

What am I missing?

18 posted on 10/31/2007 5:49:04 PM PDT by Guenevere (Duncan Hunter...President '08)
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To: Guenevere

Haven’t you noticed, he has had a fixation on Mexico throughout his term. Maybe it’s because of his Mexican relatives.


19 posted on 10/31/2007 6:00:20 PM PDT by balls
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To: NRA2BFree
I'm glad our President is a conservative! < /sarcasm >

I think I was on drugs back when I voted for him.

20 posted on 10/31/2007 6:03:58 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: Guenevere

I honestly don’t know.

It would be easy to say if he were corrupt, like clinton, but I don’t think he is.

There were no obvious signs that he was a one-world establishmentarian during his first term in office. Sure, he reached out for Mexican votes, but he seemed to be doing it in a reasonable, or close to be reasonable, way.

The only really troubling sign was his willingness to lie down and let Vincente Fox trample all over him. But I thought that was just his somewhat foolish politeness. He also let Teddy Kennedy trample all over him.

Now, I don’t know. He is still reliable on the right to life. He still stubbornly refuses to let his enemies push him out of Iraq. But when it comes to Mexico . . . .

I suppose he figures a billion here or a billion there is just small change for the federal government. How much has he given to the failed and destructive AIDS program in Africa? Money not just wasted, but actually helping to spread AIDS and fund the gay-lesbian agenda?

Still, Mexico is a real puzzle. He’s neither corrupt nor stupid. Misplaced loyalty? Misplaced idealism? Misplaced friendship? I don’t know.


21 posted on 10/31/2007 6:06:04 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: ChessExpert
On Mexican Drugs, Bush Seeks $500 Million

No excuse. He'd seek that money for Meheeco whether stoned or straight.

22 posted on 10/31/2007 6:09:51 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo (My other Telecaster is a Thinline)
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To: Cicero
I honestly don’t know.

Can I help you? Plain and simple, the man is bad news and not good for this country. He's neither a capable leader, nor is he conservative.

Protection of our borders and our homeland is any presidents #1 priority...He not only completely failed, he actually aided and abetted the violent, illegal invasion of our homeland.

23 posted on 10/31/2007 6:13:55 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: Guenevere
WHY are we giving Mexico anything?

Or Arab terrorists, for that matter.

24 posted on 10/31/2007 6:13:59 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo (My other Telecaster is a Thinline)
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To: Cicero
I value your opinion, and appreciate your honesty.

But I'm beginning to believe a post I read on FR recently...

...as you say, Bush has been reliable on the right to life...
..but someone suggested this was to keep the social conservatives 'on the reservation'...
..as he pressed for amnesty and other red flag issues.

My first red flag was when he 'reached out' to Ted Kennedy for education reform....this only a few months after taking office.

My goodness, he might as well have been reaching for a snake to pet...

For several months now I question the sincerity of his 'good ole boy' demeanor...& wonder how gullible I have been.

500 million to Mexico while Ramos & Compean languish in jail.

Actions seem jarring and schizoid!

25 posted on 10/31/2007 6:30:46 PM PDT by Guenevere (Duncan Hunter...President '08)
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To: dragnet2
I think I was on drugs back when I voted for him.

Not me. I'm on them now! LOL They're not working though. Every day I wake up and he's still there. ;o)

26 posted on 10/31/2007 6:41:55 PM PDT by NRA2BFree (Senor Boosh is a big spending liberal. He's got to go, before he breaks the bank. Oh wait...........)
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To: ChessExpert
the $500,000,000 for Mexican police could be better spent hiring more American border patrol agents.

Exactly correct. Bush's $1 Billion (over two years) to Mexico would be much better spent securing our border. That would keep it out of the corrupt Mexican officials pockets and would actually do the job Bush claims he wants done.

A previously very busy grocery store about three miles from my house closed down. Guess what... no one is standing in line at the door or waiting in the parking lot to get food, because the shelves are empty, the doors are locked and everyone knows they aren't going to get any groceries there.

The same holds true for our borders. If Bush truly secured the Mexican border, the drug gangs would leave Northern Mexico because they would know that they aren't going get their drugs across the border.

27 posted on 10/31/2007 6:47:26 PM PDT by RJL
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To: Guenevere
Can you please explain to me why President Bush wants to actually give Mexico over a billion..(the article states)...

..what part of this does my feeble brain not comprehend?

Why give them anything?....We know the corruption is rampant...

..can either of you or all of you please give me a simple explanation.....as I can find no bit of logic or rhyme or reason for doing this.

What am I missing?

My theory, only partially tongue in cheek, is that the Mexican government has incriminating pictures of Bush from his drinking days.

28 posted on 10/31/2007 6:51:46 PM PDT by RJL
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To: Guenevere
500 million to Mexico while Ramos & Compean languish in jail.

That's only year one, it's a even $Billion Bush wants for Mexico, $500 million a year for two years.

29 posted on 10/31/2007 6:56:34 PM PDT by RJL
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To: RJL

Just numbing...


30 posted on 10/31/2007 6:58:23 PM PDT by Guenevere (Duncan Hunter...President '08)
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To: RJL
Based on many of his decisions, comments and policies, that might not be too far from the truth.

When he attempted to legalize the millions, that he himself encouraged to enter illegally...while the roar of outrage from American citizens could be heard from coast to coast...Well it put some very *serious* questions into play.

31 posted on 10/31/2007 7:04:50 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: Guenevere; Diogenesis; Cicero
Can you please explain to me why President Bush wants to actually give Mexico over a billion..(the article states)...

..what part of this does my feeble brain not comprehend?

Why give them anything?....We know the corruption is rampant...

..can either of you or all of you please give me a simple explanation.....as I can find no bit of logic or rhyme or reason for doing this.

What am I missing?


Your brain isn't feeble the difference between you and Bush is that you are thinking like an American. Bush is thinking in terms of his desired North American Union. As far as he is concerned the border between Mexico and the U.S. doesn't exist. He only sees one umbrella government covering Canada, Mexico and the U.S. Consequently he is giving money to people of the same government to which he belongs.
32 posted on 10/31/2007 7:17:34 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: Guenevere

I’m trying to keep my cool, but I agree it’s not easy.

In any case, Bush is president until January 2009, and we have to deal with it as best we may. It’s enough to give you permanent heartburn trying to figure out how best to limit the damage he might do, if he has a mind to.

This little gift of a billion to Mexico is nothing, compared to the looming LOST treaty, or the perpetually resurrecting amnesty bills.


33 posted on 10/31/2007 7:35:40 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: SIDENET

Hey. I can hear the tidy bowl man screamin’, “Yahoooo!”. “Yeah, c’mon, keep it comin’!”


34 posted on 10/31/2007 7:41:36 PM PDT by spunkets ("Freedom is about authority", Rudy Giuliani, gun grabber)
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To: spunkets

LOL. I hadn’t thought of it that way.


35 posted on 10/31/2007 7:54:53 PM PDT by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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To: ChessExpert

Our tax dollars at work.

I am going to need drugs to numb the emotional pain of this stupidity.


36 posted on 10/31/2007 7:57:03 PM PDT by KittyKares
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To: SIDENET

LOL! I’m sure the Mexicans are just as happy and saying the same thing.


37 posted on 10/31/2007 8:06:22 PM PDT by spunkets ("Freedom is about authority", Rudy Giuliani, gun grabber)
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To: KenHorse

” $500 million for Mexican police to fight Mexican drug dealers. “

I believe that should read “to party with Mexican drug dealers”.


38 posted on 10/31/2007 8:46:42 PM PDT by Humble Servant (Keep it simple - do what's right.)
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To: ChessExpert

$500M retirement villa South of the Border for Bush and Fox after Jan 20, 2009...


39 posted on 10/31/2007 9:13:52 PM PDT by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: Michael.SF.

“Bush is on Drugs?
Talk about a bad headline. One which was probably purposefully worded that way.”

If he really was on Mexican drugs, that would explain a lot, wouldn’t it?


42 posted on 10/31/2007 10:54:21 PM PDT by Califreak (Duncan Hunter-no clothespin necessary!)
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To: Cicero

I think Bush is selling out our grandchildren to Mexico for his daddy’s legacy. NAFTA is a 14 year old failure of his daddys. If NAFTA had been any good, Mexico would not need the money.


43 posted on 10/31/2007 11:02:50 PM PDT by texastoo ((((((USA)))))((((((, USA))))))((((((. USA))))))))
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To: Man50D; Cicero
Thank-you for your replies.

It helps my understanding when I read your posts...
..I do believe Bush wants a NWO....and it scares me that I, along with millions of others, were so gullible to trust him.

A lot of us are kicking ourselves that we weren't more discerning.

44 posted on 11/01/2007 4:43:09 AM PDT by Guenevere (Duncan Hunter...President '08)
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To: ChessExpert

$500 million would build a lot of fence/wall.


45 posted on 11/01/2007 6:16:37 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Search for Folding Project - Join FR Team 36120)
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To: azhenfud

Mexico’s president did not sign that bill, even though it was his idea in the first place. He caved into U.S. pressure and refused to sign it. Mexico has not legalized possession of even small amounts drugs.


46 posted on 11/01/2007 9:22:04 AM PDT by TKDietz
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To: NRA2BFree

Know the feeling.


47 posted on 11/01/2007 3:59:47 PM PDT by dragnet2
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