Okay, so I ran across this article today which got me thinking. At what point does the federal government step in and do something. Not specifically about finding this guy's body, but about the massive amount of destructive violence that occurring south of the border?
Obviously we have many differing opinions on this forum about whether or not our troops should be overseas in places such as Iraq and Afghanistan but what are people's thoughts on Mexico? At what point does the federal government have to offer/demand to help out the citizens of Mexico?
Of course there are the arguments that it isn't our business, but it is certainly becoming more and more our problem. As violence increasingly spills over into our border towns at what point do we, as a nation, do something about it? What can, if anything, we do about it? Does the president authorize additional National Guard troops to head south and secure the borders? Do we use the military to conduct raids (ideally, sanctioned by Mexican officials) over the border on these towns that are controlled by cartels in an effort to drive them out? Is it all pointless because they will return after we leave? Is it our fault because our country has a drug problem?