But when U.S. construction workers, building a border fence, accidentally cross 10 yards into Mexico, the Mexican government gets offended .
Mexican Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa lodged a complaint and the workers and equipment were returned forthwith to the American side of the border.
There's nothing at all suprising about this from the Mexican point of view. What should bother Americans is the response of U.S. Ambassador Tony Garza, Bush crony and husband of the richest woman in Mexico, billionaire beer baroness Maria Asuncion.
Garza assured Mexico that
"The US is sensitive to Mexican concerns... [and] has the deepest respect for the integrity of the sovereignty of Mexican soil".
What Garza should have said is something like this :
"The US is willing to apologize for crossing 10 yards into Mexico, as soon as Mexico stops encouraging illegal immigration, meddling in U.S. immigration policy and claiming legal jurisdiction over U.S. citizens of Mexican descent."
But, that's impossible to imagine coming from the mouth of a Bush administration official, isn't it?