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 Futurist.com. 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).