Saturday, January 31, 2009

Smarter than the Average Bear?

In yesterday's New York Post, there was an article by Peter Brookes, who is a Heritage senior fellow and ex-deputy assistant secretary of defense. The article, "Help Mexico Beat the Narco-Gangs" was featured on the POSTOPINION page.

Here's the first paragraph:

Mexico may be headed to hell in a handbasket as a result of grizzly fighting between the federal government and drug cartels -- and among the narco-gangs themselves.

The piece takes up half a page, but Brookes tells us nothing about the bears. I want to know more about them. When did they become involved? How difficult was it to train them as combatants? Were they able to adapt to the drastic climate change? Mexico is a very hot place.

To me, this bear-fighting business was by far the most noteworthy and newsworthy thing he had to say. I wonder why Brookes never followed up on it.