by Javier ManjarresAt a recent U.S. Senate forum sponsored by Sunpac-FL held on the campus of Florida International University, former U.S. Senator and current Senatorial candidate George LeMieux was asked if the United States should share the blame with Mexico about the violence that has plagued that country. LeMieux answered that the U.S. does not have responsibility for the violence that is going on in Mexico, and instead pointed the finger at the U.S. Government for its role in the disaster of an arms interdiction program better known as ‘Fast and Furious’. In the program, the Justice Department authorized illegal gun sales to be able to then try to track the sales back and tie them to larger criminal figure-heads.
LeMieux also compared what is going on in Mexico to what happened in Colombia in the late 90’s, when the FARC controlled Colombia’s illicit drug trade and terrorized the country.
Senator LeMieux then stated that we should continue to lend military support to the Mexican government. The U.S. has been training Mexican soldiers to combat the murderous drug cartels, but will U.S. Troops be committed if the violence continues to spill over to our side of the border?