Just a few days before President Bush was scheduled to land here on Monday for bilateral talks, the Mexican Foreign Ministry sent an angry diplomatic note to the United States.This must be a joke. Regardless of its seriousness, I have decided to write a letter to the Mexican Foreign Minister. Here it goes:
The note complained that United States Border Patrol agents had crossed the border and ventured a couple of dozen feet into Mexico to put out a rapidly spreading brush fire. “Even in emergency situations, the Mexican authorities must be notified immediately, without exception,” the note said.
Mr. Foreign Minister,I have a feeling that we are pretty close to forming an international consensus here.
I recently read about how angry you were when American Border Patrol agents crossed the Mexican border without permission or notification. I understand where you are coming from. Nobody likes it when a foreign country allows its people to enter their country unannounced and uninvited. Such actions are rude, arrogant, and illegal. I would be happy if my country were to notify Mexico of any future border incursions by its citizens – assuming you are willing return the favor.
Go to hell,