Perry's suggestion to send U.S. troops south riles Mexican officials
October 3rd, 2011
10:02 PM ET
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Perry's suggestion to send U.S. troops south riles Mexican officials

(CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry's suggestion that the United States may send troops to fight Mexican drug cartels riled officials and spurred debate from analysts on both sides of the border Monday.

Mexico's top representative in the United States rejected the idea, which the Republican presidential candidate mentioned at a New Hampshire campaign stop Saturday.


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soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. ritchie rara

    An indication of Mr.Perrys intentions.

    October 3, 2011 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
  2. The Lone Okie

    I'm not for sending troops, maybe some armed drones. Then, they could do recon in the US and shoot citizens who disagree with government policies.

    October 4, 2011 12:44 am at 12:44 am |
  3. Alex

    Ron Paul, the only candidate besides Gary Johnson who would actually end the war on drugs!!!!! We all know the war on drugs is a 'huge' failure. Continuing the war on drugs will lead nowhere I can guarantee you that. It's been 40+ years already. Depending on how you look at it the 'drugs' or 'drug users' are winning either which way. End the war on drugs. Vote Ron Paul. The only politician with some common sense on this issue. Peace.

    October 4, 2011 01:23 am at 1:23 am |
  4. T'sah from Virginia

    Perry – along with Bachmann – has just become a "one-term" candidate!!

    Obama/Biden 2012!!

    October 4, 2011 06:25 am at 6:25 am |
  5. The Real Tom Paine

    And there you have it, folks! A new front we can open up, and this time we can have our boys commute! Leadership for the 19th and 21st centuruies, since Perry can't decide if he wants to move the country forward or backwards for his corporate donors.

    October 4, 2011 08:27 am at 8:27 am |
  6. Tired of the nonsense

    Is there anyone in the GOP that has any intelligence or common sense?

    :: listens to the crickets chirping in the silence ::

    That's what I thought.

    October 4, 2011 08:44 am at 8:44 am |
  7. Steve, New York City

    At this point, Rick Perry seems like a "slightly dumber" version of Bush 43. To make matters worse, he might also be a racist (with that sign he had up on his hunting lodge). Spectacular how no one in the Tea Party even mildly criticized him for ever having displayed that racist sign.

    October 4, 2011 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  8. Just a thought

    Perry is a complete travesty and a walking gaffe. He like good ole GW have issues with simple english, so it stands to reason, he would go after those that were'nt raised speaking english.

    Perry will have to make up his mind which country to invade 1st, Iran or Mexico. Geesh, the Rethugs are pityful

    October 4, 2011 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  9. Keeping it Real

    And we care what corrupt Mexican officials think? Mexican "officials" have done nothing but line their own pockets with drug money. We can take a tougher stance, or perhaps Liberals want their kids addicted to drugs?

    October 4, 2011 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  10. Rudy NYC

    Gov. Perry is starting to sound like someone who doesn't think things fully through before he speaks or takes actions. Perry is not ready to be POTUS, and I doubt if he ever will. His campaign has taken some serious hits both before and after he lost his shields. I think his campaign is on life support.

    October 4, 2011 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  11. Rick McDaniel

    Mexico needs to wake up, and recognize we will not allow the cartels to bring their war over the border.

    October 4, 2011 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  12. Hajee

    This is who the Republicans want as their candidate! Unbelievable!!!

    October 4, 2011 09:43 am at 9:43 am |