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NPT Capitol: “At a loss”? Yes, you certainly are

From the San Antonio Express-News (and written by former Times capitol writer Gary Scharrer):

“For me to believe that our cities are so endangered by all this violence that we need to send the military to the border is a knee-jerk reaction,” McAllen Mayor Richard Cortez told the House Border and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee.

But a disbelieving Rep. Dan Flynn, R-Canton, told the border mayors: “I’m at a loss to hear you all say that there’s no violence coming over.”

Noting that Mexico had recently deployed 5,000 troops to Juarez, across the river from El Paso, Flynn suggested the Mexican military would push the cartels to the Texas side of the border.


Written by newspapertreeelpaso

March 26, 2009 at 1:52 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Let’s make it simple to grasp. Have him stay here for just three days and have him report his findings.

    It’s almost that he and others are disappointed that there is no shooting war and burning buildings here. Are they trying to create a distraction?

    Next they will tell the nation our soldiers train for Iraq here because of the actual insurgency activty . HHHMMMMM, will the Mayor appear at his next national media photo op wearing a helmet?


    March 26, 2009 at 2:31 pm

  2. I think you might be on to something Rey… I think there are A LOT of distractions going on right now. We really need to be paying attention to what Congress is doing, while everyone is talking about AIG bonuses and the Border Violence.


    March 26, 2009 at 3:43 pm

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