WASHINGTON — As many as 200 U.S.-trained Mexican security personnel have defected to drug cartels to carry out killings on both sides of the border and as far north as Dallas, Rep. Ted Poe, R-Humble, told Congress on Wednesday.
The renegade members of Mexico’s elite counter-narcotics teams trained at Fort Benning, Ga., have switched sides, contributing to a wave of violence that has claimed some 6,000 victims over the past 30 months, including prominent law enforcement leaders, the Houston-area Republican told the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
The first question should be, what the hell are Mexican troops doing training here? This is mind boggling. Can someone, anyone, please explain why they are here?
One person who won’t be answering that question, is Senor El’Presidente Bush.
Poe, a former prosecutor and criminal court judge, issued the allegations in an unsuccessful effort to persuade the House Foreign Affairs Committee to revamp President Bush’s Merida Initiative. (Clink on that link, that’ll make ya see red) Bush’s blueprint calls for $1.4 billion in training, equipment and law enforcement assistance to Mexico and Central America over three years.
I’m speechless. This is not what our Founding Fathers wanted. Trading, free enterprise, things of that nature. But sending them Billions of TAX dollars, to train troops of another country was not on the menu.
Really, I’m speechless.