The Mexican government finally acknowledged on Wednesday that two CIA agents were the Americans wounded in a shooting by Mexican federal police. The initial silence from both governments highlights the growing role of US involvement inside Mexico. A Columbia University professor even speculated that the US could be running a large scale intelligence operation that rivals the war in Afghanistan.
The chaos in Mexico needs to reinforce our resolve to elect a President who will secure our borders and crack down on drug related violence in the US. Instead of spending billions of dollars in Afghanistan, we should be responsibly allocating funds to build a fence across the border with Mexico.