Thursday, March 17, 2011
More on the Drones
The American drones flying in Mexico have been doing so since 2009, according to El Universal, and not just in response to the killing of Jaime Zapata, as the original Times piece indicated. Patricia Espinosa has an appearance before the Senate today where she will likely get treated like one of the edibles at a carne asada. I think the best argument would be to point to results, assuming there are some and you don't compromise future operations by doing so. Something along the lines of, "Yeah, pinches gringos are nosy as can be, but we caught Beltrán Leyva and Tony Tormenta and Nacho Coronel thanks to this program", would make for a powerful argument.