A few weeks ago, Rick asked President Obama to send 1,000 troops or other personnel to help secure the Texas border. The initial response from Washington seemed very lukewarm, if not outright dismissive (link).
That may have changed (link). Excerpt follows:
The US is expected this week to announce plans to dispatch more federal agents to its border with Mexico in a bid to combat drug cartel operations there, US officials said.Drugs are bad, mmmkay. So don't use drugs.
Washington appears poised to bolster its customs and border protection forces along the 3000-plus kilometer (2000 mile) frontier, in what would be President Barack Obama's first major domestic security initiative.
The announcement is expected to come "in the next few days" a Department of Homeland Security official told AFP ahead of the announcement.
The governor of the border state of Texas, Rick Perry, last month asked the president to deploy 1,000 soldiers as a precaution.
In Mexico more than 1,000 people have been killed so far this year in suspected drug attacks, amid the Mexican government's crackdown on warring cartels.
Last year saw more than 5,300 killed in drug related violence.
It remains to be seen what the Obama administration will do, but if Dick Morris were in charge, this would be the perfect "triangulation" issue for them. Seem tough on border security to quiet down activist opposition in 2012. It is hard to believe that Obama will still be president in 2012. Yuck.