Saturday, June 30, 2007

Clinton Invaded Mexico!

It's true! The Clinton Administration invaded Mexico back in 2000, and seized territory that we have yet to return.

U.S. Border Fence Protrudes Into Mexico
Jun 29, 7:11 PM (ET)

By ALICIA A. CALDWELL

COLUMBUS, N.M. (AP) - The 1.5-mile barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border was designed to keep cars from illegally crossing into the United States. There's just one problem: It was accidentally built on Mexican soil. Now embarrassed border officials say the mistake could cost the federal government more than $3 million to fix.

The barrier was part of more than 15 miles of border fence built in 2000, stretching from the town of Columbus to an onion farm and cattle ranch.

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman said the vertical metal tubes were sunk into the ground and filled with cement along what officials firmly believed was the border. But a routine aerial survey in March revealed that the barrier protrudes into Mexico by 1 to 6 feet.
Well, okay, it wasn't so much an invasion as it was a surveying mistake. The owner of the farm on the American side thinks it was a mistake of his forefathers that created the issue.
James Johnson, whose onion farm is in the disputed area, said he thinks his forefathers may have started the confusion in the 19th century by placing a barbed-wire fence south of the border. No one discovered their error, and crews erecting the barrier may have used that fence as a guideline.
Regardless, the Mexican government wants their 1 to 6 feet of territory back, and has asked for us to remove the fence. On the other hand, Mexico has illegally protruded into the United States by 10,000,000 to 15,000,000 people. I say let's give 'em back their 1 to 6 feet when they take back their 10,000,000 to 15,000,000 people.

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