Drones of a Different Color
There are drones and then there are drones. Some drones are meant to retaliate against the Pakistani Taliban killing fourteen militants in Waziristan.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has warned of "very severe consequences" if an attack against the United States were traced back to Pakistan.
And then there are the Predators that Texas Governor Perry along with the support of Senators Hutchison and Cornyn, and Congressman Cuellar will start patrolling the Texas-Mexican border within weeks.
If approved, the unmanned aircraft in Texas would add to the federal government's existing border effort, which includes a handful of other unmanned aircraft, 20,000 Border Patrol agents, about 650 miles of border fence and 41 mobile surveillance systems, according to Customs and Border Protection.
There is a big difference between using drones to fight the Taliban in Pakistan and using drones to patrol the border area and force multiply the Border Patrol's ability to monitor the border crossing of 1000's of illegal immigrants or drug smugglers. The point is that there are resources available to the US that need to be deployed in our undeclared 3rd War on the US-Mexican border.