Monday, May 22, 2006

Fences are Stupid

I just returned from a week off, playing on an island in Lake Erie, generally avoiding anything happening outside of a fabulous writer's circle. I am so not happy to return to news that Bush is trying to repeat history yet again. In this day of electronics and globalization, he's building a wall between us and Mexico?

Maybe Bush was the one person in the world not happy to see the Berlin wall come down?

Back in 2004, I called Mr. Bush on his attempt to get as close to repeating Vietnam as he could in an article on Yes, the two wars are different, but the nature of insurgent warfare and how occupied people act didn't change a lot between Vietnam and Iraq.

Well, I doubt the nature of walls as effective deterrents has changed either. Plan to see us spend even more money we don't have trying to solve a symptom (Mexicans want to come here) and not a problem (America is so much nicer for Mexicans than Mexico that they'll risk their lives to come here).



At 12:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry. I don't think he particularly wants a wall. He's just trying to look like he is doing something while really supporting the best option: the status quo.

At 8:33 PM, Blogger Tillerman said...

Maybe if we just put a fence between Texas and the rest of the USA while junior is in Crawford ...

At 6:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Junior"? The name does not apply to the current President, who does not have the same name as his father. Oddly enough, it does apply to his opponent who lost the election in November 2000, who actually is a Jr with the same name as his father.


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