You kill me, Jay. First you compliment me, which I really appreciate, then you say that the answer to the problem is a magic wall with Mexico. Fact, 99% of all illegal drugs coming into the US via Mexico come through legal ports of entry, not some hole in the fence or out in the open desert. Hundreds of thousands of trucks and cars pass back and forth between Mexico and the US each and every day. Our economies are dependent on this exchange. Much drugs are caught, but the business is so lucrative that cartels simply look on it as a routine cost of doing business.

Besides tons of fentanyl type drugs are manufactured legally in the good old US of A, and magically slide into the under market. No wall a hundred feet deep and a thousand feet high is going to change anything, except waste billions of dollars that are desperately needed elsewhere. Just remember if Trump said it, it’s a guaranteed lie, old buddy. But you’re still the man.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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