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The Washington Times has a suggestion for Mexican President Felipe Calderon, trusted ally:

America doesn't need self-righteous lectures from officials from the developing world. Mexico has its own problems, including pervasive violence, openly armed drug cartels, pollution, widespread institutional corruption and lack of economic opportunity. If Mexicans are flooding north over our border, it is for many very good reasons. Mr. Calderon should stick to trying to fix his own basket-case country, if he can.

Now, these may all be perfectly legitimate complaints, but I'm troubled that a major American newspaper's editorial board would so publicly scold and embarrass a longtime U.S. ally like Mexico - especially at such a critical moment in the War on Drugs.

Bob Kagan, Charles Krauthammer and Max Boot should be condemning the Times any minute now. . . .


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