Sunday, March 01, 2009

Spider To The Fly

American Style Help

Gates Says US Mlitary
Can Help Mexico in Drug War

March 1, 2009

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the U.S. is in
the position to provide more help to Mexico in the fight against drug
cartels operating near the U.S. border.

Gates says some of the old biases against cooperation between the
U.S. and Mexican militaries are being set aside amid the growing
violence. He sees the U.S. providing Mexico with training, resources
and surveillance and intelligence capabilities.

In Gates' words, the border drug war is "clearly a serious problem."

Gates also praises Mexican President Felipe Calderón (fay-LEE'-pay
kahl-duh-ROHN', [for the stupid ]) for taking on the drug cartels. The
Pentagon chief says one reason the situation has gotten so bad is that
previous Mexican presidents wouldn't deal with the problem head-on.

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