"Here's the money passage in the report: 'The Mexican possibility may seem less likely, but the government, its politicians, police and judicial infrastructure are all under sustained assault and pressed by criminal gangs and drug cartels. How that internal conflict turns out over the next several years will have a major impact on the stability of the Mexican state. Any descent by Mexico into chaos would demand an American response based on the serious implications for homeland security alone.'"
- Tom Engelhardt, 'The Day the Earth Still Stood:
What Will Obama Inherit?', tomdispatch.com, 20 January 2009.