Via Yahoo News:
Mexico and four Central American nations condemned the U.S plan to build hundreds of miles of triple-layered fencing on its southern border, saying it would not stop illegal immigration.
“The position of Mexico and the other countries is that walls will not make a difference in terms of the solution to the migration problem,” said Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Ernesto Derbez.
Well isn’t that nice? Those fine men are just selflessly looking out for the interests of us overburdened U.S. taxpayers. They don’t want us to blow a bunch of our hard earned American dollars on a fence that will do nothing. Other than that, they shouldn’t have any problem with us building one, since they believe it will have no effect.
But of course they do believe it will have an effect, an effect they don’t like. They want to continue policies that allow them to bleed off large numbers of their poor and unskilled citizens and continue receiving the remittances those citizens send back to their countries. Who do they think they’re kidding? We’re not all idiots and U.S. Senators here en El Norte.
Mexican President Vicente Fox also weighed in against the fence:
“Building walls, constructing barriers on the border does not offer an efficient solution in a relationship of friends, neighbors and partners,” Fox said in the border city of Tijuana.
What do you want to bet there’s a nice high wall around Fox’s house?
Also linked at The Mudville Gazette