Mexico’s U.S. strategy

In 2000 Steve Sailer predicted that Vicente Fox would be a Mexican Boris Yeltsin, a perceived pro-American foreign leader whom the U.S. would feel obligated to bail out, namely by opening its borders to Mexicans. An op-ed by former Mexican Foreign Minister Jorge Castañeda in today’s New York Times bears out that prediction. Castañeda argues that the only way the U.S. can prevent the leftist candidate Manuel Obrador from being elected Mexican president is by legalizing the Mexican illegals in the U.S., which, according to Castañeda, would show the Mexicans that Fox’s “pro-American” party can deliver the goods. As Sailer points out, the argument is absurd: “America is so despised in Mexico that Castañeda’s claim that America’s backing of Fox’s party would ensure PAN’s re-election is obviously self-serving hooey.” There is much more of interest in Sailer’s blog entry.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at May 04, 2006 06:38 PM | Send

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