Thursday, March 20, 2003
Well, Vicente Fox has really made me mad now. President Bush has gone out of his way to emphasize a special relationship with Mexico, has even discussed a general amnesty for illegal Mexican immigrants in the United States (something deeply unpopular amongst Americans in general, not to mention many Americans otherwise supportive of President Bush, and now Vicente Fox has essentially spat in President Bush's face over the war in Iraq.
Now, I am not saying that Vicente Fox should not represent his country's interests or the interests of his people, but this was simply unacceptable. If he did not support U.S. action, then he could have refrained from saying he is against the war and just said he regrets any loss of life -- a statement bland enough for any politician to turn to his own advantage.
Instead, Mr. Fox says he is against the war on Iraq, but hopes this will not damage Mexico's relations with the United States.