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Texas Governor Rick Perry - who is seeking the Republican nomination for US president - has said he would consider sending American troops into Mexico to combat drug-related violence.

Mr Perry was speaking during a campaign appearance in New Hampshire.

"It may require our military in Mexico working in concert with them to kill these drug cartels and keep them off our border," he said.

Such a move would go far beyond current US involvement in Mexico's drugs war.

The suggestion is also likely to irritate Mexico's government over the sensitive issue, correspondents say.

Governor Perry gave no further details of what sort of possible military intervention he would consider.

"I don't know all the different scenarios that would be out there," he said.

"But I think it is very important for us to work with them to keep that country from failing".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-15140560

That's the kind of president I like: solve everything with sending troops!
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#2
Wait wait wait...


You're telling me Rick Perry supports a moronic idea?
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#4
Quote by StewieSwan
Wait wait wait...


You're telling me Rick Perry supports a moronic idea?

I had to rub my eyes and splash my face with cold water when I first saw it, but it's true.

He's one crazy bastard, that Rick Perry.
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#6
Yea, because the US really has money to send troops to yet another country.
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#8
I find it fascinating that Bin Laden explicitly said that his big plan was to get the USA involved in a lot of costly wars and bankrupting them.

It's like the Republicans are doing his work for him.
#9
Oh wow, he really is mental.
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#10
Well, what do you propose the U.S. do about about the drug war in Mexico that has taken effect in the U.S.?
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#11
Quote by vicarious46
Well, what do you propose the U.S. do about about the drug war in Mexico that has taken effect in the U.S.?



Legalize drugs. It's really that simple. You don't see any alcohol gangs around running black market booze, do you?
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#12
I've never heard of this guy before, but I can perfectly imagine him being the US president!
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Oh wow, he really is metal.

****ing metal


Oh, yeah, people from Texas..
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#14
Quote by vicarious46
Well, what do you propose the U.S. do about about the drug war in Mexico that has taken effect in the U.S.?


Well, it would be good to think of something that won't ruin international relationships and doesn't cost such an incredible shitload of money.
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#15
I don't know what you guys are talking about. When has sending in a large occupation force against guerrilla fighters and the citizens who are protecting them (either because of fear,loyalty or payment) ever failed?


Quote by StewieSwan
Legalize drugs. It's really that simple. You don't see any alcohol gangs around running black market booze, do you?

And funnily enough, for the short time alcohol was illegal there were quite a few of those gangs.
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#17
Mexico president has actually been asking for some US support in their drug trafficking problem. Since they believe its mostly the USs' fault because of the such high demand for it.
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Quote by GoxGetterxGuy
Mexico president has actually been asking for some US support in their drug trafficking problem. Since they believe its mostly the USs' fault because of the such high demand for it.


The Mexican President has actually been calling for an alternative to the "War on Drugs" (read: legalisation) for quite some time.
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Quote by vicarious46
Well, what do you propose the U.S. do about about the drug war in Mexico that has taken effect in the U.S.?

Legalize em.

Or, ridiculously, get the druggies to boycott them here. Think about it: The weed you bought last week is probably funding the killing of a family somewhere in Juarez.
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#22
Quote by michal23
I find it fascinating that Bin Laden explicitly said that his big plan was to get the USA involved in a lot of costly wars and bankrupting them.

It's like the Republicans are doing his work for him.


Luckily Obama knows how to take al-Qaeda leaders without getting any American soldiers killed.
#24
This would be a good idea if we weren't already in three different wars already.

I also don't see how legalizing drugs would stop the cartels.
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#25
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Rick Perry's Thought Process:





Fixed.


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I also don't see how legalizing drugs would stop the cartels.



They won't be able to compete with the corporations that will jump on it. No money = no power. Notice how there isn't a black market for tobacco and alcohol?
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#26
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What is it with Republicans and starting wars?!!


Their political campaigns are partly funded by the military-industrial sector.
#27
There are far too many people in this thread who cannot read simple news articles correctly.
#28
Legalizing drugs would tone down the drug related violence, but what's left? The cartels are still rich, violent criminals that want to make some cash. They'd turn to other crimes. FWIW, I am in favor of legalizing, but we need a broader solution to these problems.
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#32
Quote by michal23
I find it fascinating that Bin Laden explicitly said that his big plan was to get the USA involved in a lot of costly wars and bankrupting them.


Al Qaeda is making the US paranoid, and Perry is living proof of that fact :P
#33
I, for one, welcome our new Mexican overlords.
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#34
Perry really is such a crazy fucking bastard. What would happen if he was elected president? Every day you'd wake up thinking "what's that cowboy going to do next?". Anything's possible: National prayer days, creationism in school, sending US troops to the moon, invading greenland. With Perry, you never know.
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#35
Quote by Kensai
Perry really is such a crazy fucking bastard. What would happen if he was elected president? Every day you'd wake up thinking "what's that cowboy going to do next?". Anything's possible: National prayer days, creationism in school, sending US troops to the moon, invading greenland. With Perry, you never know.

Sounds fun. I'd vote for him.
#36
Quote by metaldud536
Legalize em.

Or, ridiculously, get the druggies to boycott them here. Think about it: The weed you bought last week is probably funding the killing of a family somewhere in Juarez.

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#37
Quote by Kensai
Perry really is such a crazy fucking bastard. What would happen if he was elected president? Every day you'd wake up thinking "what's that cowboy going to do next?". Anything's possible: National prayer days, creationism in school, sending US troops to the moon, invading greenland. With Perry, you never know.

He can't do much without the support of Congress, not that I want him anywhere near the White House.
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Quote by Kensai
Perry really is such a crazy fucking bastard. What would happen if he was elected president? Every day you'd wake up thinking "what's that cowboy going to do next?". Anything's possible: National prayer days, creationism in school, sending US troops to the moon, invading greenland. With Perry, you never know.



That's why I'm voting for Governor Parry, with an A for America, and an A for iowA.
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#39
Quote by WyldChylde
Legalizing drugs would tone down the drug related violence, but what's left? The cartels are still rich, violent criminals that want to make some cash. They'd turn to other crimes. FWIW, I am in favor of legalizing, but we need a broader solution to these problems.

The cartels wouldn't still be rich though, they won't be able to find a revenue stream that could come anywhere close to what drugs provided. Drugs like Cannabis and Cocaine are among the most valuable commodities in the world.
The reason they are committing crimes now is because there is a massive amount of money to be made in Drug Trafficking, I can't see another form of criminal activity that they could turn to that would be even close to as lucrative.


We have a case study on this anyway, prohibition.
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#40
While i'm totally against the idiocy of fighting fighting with fighting, i'm going to be optimistic here and say at least he's trying to focus on a problem more needing of attention than that in the middle east. It wouldn't be a win[/]i necessarily to switch concentration of troops from the mid east to Mexico/US border, but it'd be better IMO.

His means of "fixing" the problem are stupid, but at least he's on the right track.
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