by: the Common Constitutionalist
Any reasonable person would have recently joined in a collective belly laugh of irony at the cojones Obama appears to have when dealing with what he must think is a lesser nation like Turkey. This administration making demands of Turkey to close its border with Syria has to be one the most absurd utterances made by them yet, and that’s saying something.
Yet insist they did. “The game has changed. Enough is enough. The border needs to be sealed,” an Obama administration official said. The Obamites estimate “that about 30,000 troops are needed to block ISIS movements.”
To this, a Turkish official pointed out the pot-calling-the-kettle-black irony we are already aware of – that the U.S. can’t (won’t) close its own border, yet they lecture the Turks. In response, a U.S. official said, “If we were at war with Mexico, we’d close that border.”
Yesterday, on Fox and Friends, Ben Carson reiterated the point that, “For us to sit there and proclaim sanctimoniously that you should close your border while we haven’t done that to protect the American people seems to me the height of hypocrisy.”
But, in a manner of speaking, we are at war with Mexico – it’s a drug/gang war, and we’re losing. Because of our porous southern border, countless thousands of Mexican gang members have flooded into America, ferrying billions of dollars worth of drugs, countless acts of violence and the Mexican government has done little or nothing to stop it. In my opinion they are complicit.