I was reading around and came across blaring statements to the effect that the United States ambassador to Mexico had "blasted the fence plan" along the U.S.-Mexico border in a commencement speech the other day. That's what the Houston Chronicle reported, for instance. The reactions in various quarters have been predictable. But they're misguided, in my view, because that's not exactly what he said.
For the record, here's the speech.
In the interest of civilized discussion, I'd request that from here on out people respond to the actual speech, and not the Dowdified version being booted about. Thank you.
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