Friday, October 27, 2006

Border Fence Further Isolates the U.S.

At least George is consistent.

First the Kyoto Treaty pullout due to "economic concerns", then the warmongering with Iraq that occurred without U.N. support or oversight, now the World Community™ is speaking out once again in opposition to the policies of the United States government.
On Thursday he [Bush] signed a law that approves partitioning 700 miles of the United States from its southern neighbor.

Mexico's president-elect Felipe Calderon, who takes office Dec. 1, blasted the bill.

"The decision made by Congress and the U.S. government is deplorable," Calderon said while on tour in Canada. "Humanity committed a grave error by constructing the Berlin Wall and I am sure that today the United States is committing a grave error in constructing a wall along our northern border."

On Wednesday, Mexico received the support of 27 other countries in the Organization of American States showing their "profound concern" about the fence plan.

Leaving aside Calderon's obvious concerns with his own corporate elite structure in Mexico for a moment, stop to think about something:

We are not at war with Mexico.

In the conventional sense, at least. It could be argued however that economic war has been waged on the world from Washington, D.C. for as long as the U.S. decided it was a superpower. So what does the OAS have to say on the Great Wall™?
Insulza said he had doubts about the effectiveness of an initiative which, in his view, could create diplomatic frictions and deteriorate relations among friendly nations and which will not hinder migration driven by socioeconomic conditions which will remain unresolved. He argued that such a measure that is presumably based on national security considerations, rather than yielding positive results will damage hemispheric relations, without doing anything to reconcile the realities of receiver countries and those countries from which migration originates.

Imagine that - thoughtful analysis. God forbid it be given a chance north of the line.

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