Foreign influence on U.S. policies?

Mexico May Take Fence Dispute to U.N. –

PARIS — Mexico’s foreign secretary said Monday the country may take a dispute over U.S. plans to build a fence on the Mexican border to the United Nations.

Luis Ernesto Derbez told reporters in Paris, his first stop on a European tour, that a legal investigation was under way to determine whether Mexico has a case.

The Mexican government last week sent a diplomatic note to Washington criticizing the plan for 700 miles of new fencing along the border. President-elect Felipe Calderon also denounced the plan, but said it was a bilateral issue that should not be put before the international community.

You have to be FUCKING kidding me. The Mexican government’s welfare program (print maps and comic books pointing north, give them out for free) is at stake here, so I can understand their concern, but how can this be taken seriously? I’m not even going to get into the talk of the law passing but the funding never appearing.

John Bolton, please walk over and slap the Mexican ambassador in the head.