With respect to the salmonella scandal, CNN is reporting the following Breaking News:
"Starting Monday (July 7), health inspectors will halt the shipment of ingredients common to Mexican cuisine from Mexico to the United States, sources familiar with the salmonella poisoning investigation said.
"The inquiry, which initially focused solely on tomatoes, has expanded to include cilantro, JalapeÃ±o peppers, Serrano peppers, scallions and bulb onions..."
The unanswered question: Why did it take the government so long to act?
Why indeed? After all, on June 19 CNN superstar Lou Dobbs pointed out that the Bush administration was not meeting its responsibility to protect the American people from the salmonella scare.
Dobbs went on to call for the impeachment of President Bush owing to Dubya`s reluctance to offend Mexico, even when the health and lives of Americans were at risk!
In a remarkable display of intelligence, courage, and wisdom seldom seen on CNN Dobbs` said,
"You know, I have heard a lot of reasons over the years as to why George W. Bush should be impeached. For them to leave the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in this state, its leadership in this sorry condition and to have no capacity apparently or will to protect the American consumer " that is alone to me sufficient reason to impeach a president who has made this agency possible and has ripped its guts out in its ability to protect the American consumer. It`s insane what is going on here.
Dobbs` argument in a nutshell: Just Say NO! to Tomatoes, JalapeÃ±o Peppers, etc., from Mexico!
As it turns out, Dobbs was exactly right, as he always is, and Dubya is guilty, as he always is, of appeasing Mexico, even when harm is inflicted on American citizens.
Pity America does not have a president, or major-party presidential candidate, with the cahones and intellect of Lou Dobbs!