Monday, February 11, 2008

Calderon Shows Backbone

The New York Times, January 22, 2008, ran an article, "Mexico Hits Drug Gangs with Full Fury of War," by James C. McKinley, Jr.

President Felipe Calderon tackles the drug lords at the American border. Vincente Fox did something significant just by winning the Presidential election from an opposition party. But that's about all President Fox did. He didn't create jobs for Mexicans, he just gave them directions on how to steal their way into America.

I hope President Calderon succeeds in establishing the rule of law in Northern Mexico. I hope he improves education and job opportunities.

I worry that Mexican politicians want the Mexican people to remain poor and ignorant so they are easier to control.