Obama: No U.S. Troops to Mexico Border

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    President Barack Obama is keeping close watch on the violence from Mexico's drug war, but he said Wednesday so far it hasn't spilled into this country enough to justify sending troops to the border.

    I guess Phoenix is not far enough... Maybe once it gets to Chicago it will change his mind. I guess some parts of the country are more important than others... Glad I don't live along the border...

    Newsmax.com - Obama: No U.S. Troops to Mexico Border
     
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    He wants his future voters to keep pouring in......
     
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    All kidding aside, the situation in Mexico is getting downright scary.

    I was in Cabo last fall and it did not feel quite right - there was an edge to the place that had not been there in previous recent years. The border areas appear to be absolute chaos.

    Something is terribly amiss.
     
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    The Military needs to secure our border to keep Mexico's problems IN Mexico. LEGAL immigrants who go through the process correctly are fine. No others should be allowed...
     
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    My son and his frat brothers were planning on going to Mexico for Spring Break, they canceled. Instead they are in FL. They are in Orlando at one of the kid's parents condo. As long as they stay in the vicinity, won't need the rental car. I'm sure they'll hit the ocean once, but other than that, it's Disney, MGM, and Sea World. Certainly they'll find Pleasure Island in the evening. I'm sure they are doing things I don't want to know about, but I like it better in US right now.
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    Funny you should mention this.. O'Reilly said flat out the other night that spring breakers should avoid Mexico because of the violence.. boy is Mexico pissed with him.
     
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    Dosen't Rick Perry have the power to put Texas Nat'l Guard troops on Texas borders?? I heard it said on the news the other night the army of the drug cartels number around 100,000.
     
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    Yes, as does CA, and Arizona - but I believe the governors have been saying the Nat. Guard numbers have been depleted to deployment overseas.

    Not sure if that is actually true or a political excuse though...
     
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    Well, BO sent 17,000 to a country on the otherside of the earth, why should he bother protecting the border right here?
     
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