Across the borderline
A Mexican army convoy began crossing into the United States on Thursday to bring aid to victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Carrying water treatment plants and mobile kitchens that can feed 7,000 people daily, the convoy bound for San Antonio is the first Mexican military unit to operate on U.S. soil since 1846.
The first green tractor-trailers, with Mexican flags attached to the tops of their cabs, crossed the international bridge at Laredo at about 8:15 a.m.
The rest of the 45-vehicle convoy was in a staging area on the U.S. side in about 15 minutes.
The convoy will be escorted by the U.S. Army and the Texas Department of Public Safety.
It was scheduled to leave after the leader of the convoy, Gen. Francisco Ortiz Valadez, greeted the head of the U.S. Army unit in charge of the escort, Brig. Gen. F. Joseph Prasek.
Military engineers, doctors and nurses are among the 200 people headed to San Antonio.
The Mexican government was already planning another 12-vehicle aid convoy for this week.
Thank goodness Michelle Malkin is so wrapped up with her Al Franken vendetta. This would just kill her…