Tuesday, August 31, 2010

An occasion to be noted: A New York Times editorial that gets it all right

From The New York Times editorial on the gruesome massacre of 72 migrants in Tamaulipas:
"The temptation may be to write this atrocity off as another ugly footnote in Mexico’s vicious drug war. But such things do not exist in isolation. Mexico’s drug cartels are nourished from outside, by American cash, heavy weapons and addiction; the northward pull of immigrants is fueled by our demand for low-wage labor....
We have delegated to drug lords the job of managing our immigrant supply, just as they manage our supply of narcotics. The results are clear."

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