Mexico's ambassador to the United States, Arturo Sarukhán, made it clear today that U.S. troops would never be invited into the country to help fight the ongoing war against drug cartels. Campaigning in New Hampshire yesterday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry suggested just that possibility (see my post below). "It's not on the table," Sarukhán said during a press conference in Washington. The ambassador noted that Mexico and the U.S. are already using "extremely innovative measures to confront transnational organized crime."
As a campaign theme, it looks like Perry's suggestion is dead on arrival.