Since there’s always more than enough time to do things the right way after all other approaches are exhausted:
In an about-face, the Mexican government has begun refocusing much of its energy on attacking social issues in Ciudad Juárez, in what officials say privately could be an experiment for other Mexican cities that are consumed by drug violence.
This will probably require more CBO-scored, PAYGO-tested legislation, since the last billion we sent to Mexico went for “helicopters for the army, X-ray equipment for customs, training for judges and a new police academy for federal police recruits.”
Also, not to rouse slumbering giants, but why isn’t the usual crew of pearl-clutchers yelling for Obama’s scalp over this? When some lone nutcase crisps his ‘nads on a plane, we’ve failed as a country to prevent terrorism. But when State Department employees and/or family members are executed in broad daylight by a private army operating less than a mile from our border, it’s just another day in sunny Mexico.