March 30, 2005

6 Iraqis arrested in Mexico near CA border

Six Iraqi nationals were arrested at Mexican checkpoints near the California border over the past week.

There was no evidence that the detained Iraqis had ties to any terrorist groups, Mexican officials said. There is a significant Iraqi Christian community in southern California.

Still, the arrests spotlighted fears that terrorists might attempt to enter the United States from Mexico. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice recently raised that concern with U.S. lawmakers and Mexican officials.

Mexican President Vicente Fox, speaking with reporters on March 16, played down fears of terrorists crossing the border.

"We don't have any evidence or indication that terrorists from al-Qaida or from any other part of the world have come to Mexico in order to enter the United States," Fox said.

As far as I'm concerned, ol' Vinnie Fox is either clueless or is in the midst of it.

It's high time to close the border and be done with it.

Posted by mhking at March 30, 2005 10:46 PM

You couldn't be more right, Mike.

Posted by: BobG at March 31, 2005 08:25 AM
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