U.S., Mexican Justice Officials Peddle "Trust"
Conroy: U.S., Mexican Justice Officials Peddle "Trust" in the Shadow of the Alamo
October 15, 2005
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Bill Conroy reports the following from San Antonio, Texas in the Narcosphere:
"U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and the attorney general of Mexico, Daniel Cabeza de Vaca, blew into San Antonio, Texas, earlier this week to announce a new 'compadre alliance' between the two nations in the assault on narco-violence along the border.
"The two attorneys general held a press conference in an up-scale downtown hotel to lay out to the assembled media a new program of 'bilateral cooperation' that is designed, according to Cabeza de Vaca, to put a 'chokehold' on the violent criminal activity afflicting the major narco-corridors traversing the border.
"But as with most state-sponsored programs built around the pretense of the supposed war on drugs, there seemed to be more hype than substance presented at this press conference - which served as the penultimate public moment of a conference of bureaucrats held in an opulent hotel, on the taxpayers' dime no doubt.
"For those law enforcers present at this spin conference - those who truly are dedicated to stemming the violence spawned by prohibition - well, they must have been looking toward the ceiling as the attorneys general spoke in doublespeak in two languages to media gatekeepers in a plush ballroom at the St. Anthony-Wyndahm Hotel - which is located only a few blocks from the Alamo, the scene of a still famous occurrence of bilateral border violence in another century."
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