Skip to comments.Source: Mullen offers Mexico update to Obama
Posted on 03/07/2009 7:06:48 PM PST by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON President Barack Obama was briefed Saturday by Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen about the drug wars in Mexico and wanted to know how the United States can help.
"Clearly one of the things the president was interested in was the U.S military capability that may or may not apply to our cooperation with the Mexicans," said a U.S. military official who requested anonymity because the discussions were private. "He was very interested in what kind of military capabilities may be applied."
Mullen briefed Obama Saturday morning about discussions with Mexican military leaders about the drug wars there.
Mullen, who was in Mexico on Friday, has referred to the recent spike in violence as a crisis. Mullen has said Mexico could borrow from U.S. tactics in the fight against terrorism as it battles a crisis of drug-related violence along the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Looks like Obama is preparing to invade Mexico.
I guess they must have something he wants... Maybe oil or cocaine.
Why does this all make me very nervous?
I bet the answer is to disarm Americans to save Mexico, as Rahm hinted at a few days ago.
That willleve a clear field for La Raza.
OK, now I’ll read the article.
Obama is thinking, “What kind of tea should I serve after I’m done giving the drug lords head?”
If Mullen was honest, he’d say that the drug war is an expensive, 30 year long disaster.
LOL OK I’m speechless.
The only capacity that the overstretched U.S. military has to do is...build a fence.
im guessing that the govt official who leaked this conversation to the press is a political appointee with implicit permission to do so. i find it hard to believe that a DOD official would leak this conversation while the situation (from a US response perspective) is in its infancy.
Well, Good for him. He has a number of Generals he can pick from to lead the charge... like Weasley Clarke and Colin Powell.. neither is a Pershing unfortunately..
I hope this "military official" realized that he may well have been talking with drug-gang infiltrators.
Well build a fence and guard it but that would still be a hell of a lot cheaper than continuing to fight this drug war.
I don’t think he even took Gov. Perry’s (Texas) invitation to tour the border area first hand and be briefed on the situation. How can he know what to do? Answer: He doesn’t have a clue, the most dangerous kind of “president”.
He may be thinking that, but it would be above his paygrade to say so publicly.
The only alternative ZERO understands is:
GRAB White Flag and Start Waving Fevereshly!
CUT and RUN Leaving Your Military Behind to Fend for Themselves!
...because your going to hear the words "humanitarian amendment" to allow millions to escape the violence
Obama can’t afford to screw this up; he and his advisors should know that. We cannot rule out unilateral military action to defend and our nation. Thanks to the Bush Administration, our military forces now have the kind of battle field experience to handle whatever these tinhorn drug lords can muster.
Ten bucks says al-qaeada is involved and has been so for some time.
Obama will mull it over.
Why isn’t that fence “shovel ready”??