Last evening I was out to dinner with some friends and the question of the biggest threat to the United States came up (the conversation drifted there from a discussion of Iran, as I recall). My vote was Narco Cartels and their drifting up into the United States, from Mexico and Central America, with a promise of lawlessness worse than Prohibition.
Someone in the Administration must think the same thing, based upon who is being sent to Mexico City as the Defense Attache. It is Navy SEAL, Rear Admiral Colin J Kilrain. His previous assignment was as director, combating terrorism, National Security Council, Washington, D.C.
To be filed under semi-local boy makes good. The Admiral is a graduate of Braintree High School.
On the other hand, on the question of the battle of the sexes, he loses out to his wife, Susan Still Kilrain, who has her own Wikipedia entry. But, then, she is a fighter pilot of astronaut.
But on the question of challenge, his is probably the greater. The nation of Mexico has serious problems and those in the US who are using illegal drugs are just contributing to it. When you think of the thousands being murdered each year by the drug cartels, keep in mind that it is your drug abusing friends who are making it happen. The flip side of this is that while it won't fix the problem, legalizing drugs and going over to a new coping mechanism, as suggested by the Reverend Pat Robertson, might help in the fight.
Regards — Cliff
10 months ago