Texas Congressman Won’t Rule Out Drone Strikes in Mexico
Melissa Del Bosque, Texas Observer:
Silvestre Reyes U.S. Congressman Silvestre Reyes, a Democrat from El Paso, suggested that the United States could take out drug cartel capos in Mexico with drone strikes. Reyes shared his views during a magazine interview this week with El Paso Inc.
“We have to do what we’ve done essentially in Pakistan, and that is start taking out the heads of the cartels,” Reyes told the magazine. The congressman ended his four-year tenure as chairman of the Permanent House Select Intelligence Committee last year. Reyes has served in Congress since 1997 and plans to run for another term in the next election. He is also a former chief of the U.S. Border Patrol.
See also: New York Times, March 15, 2011
U.S. Drones Fight Mexican Drug Trade