Press Releases 08
Cowardly Attack will Unify Mexico
Statement by Ambassador Antonio O. Garza
Mexico City, September 17, 2008 - “I want to express my deep
concern and sympathy to the families and the victims of the
cowardly attacks in Morelia on Monday night. I believe the
narco-terrorists have gravely underestimated the courage,
valor, and strength of the Mexican people; it is the people
and Mexican authorities who will make them pay the price.
“This shameful attack on innocent families, on the most sacred
of Mexico’s national holidays, only serves to underscore the
cartels’ and organized crime’s complete disregard for human
life and values. They have crossed a line from recklessly
endangering civilians in their attacks on law-enforcement
officials and rival gangs, to deliberately targeting innocent
men, women, and children who had nothing on their minds but
celebrating the birth of this great nation.
I have come to know and love Mexico, and I know the Mexican
people, and their President Felipe Calderon, will not be intimidated.
The people of Mexico have seen enough, have had enough. Long
live Mexico, and long live her valiant people.