When it comes to both sides being idiots I agree 100%. They're idiots for different reasons but the effect is the same.
Mexicans being used as scapegoats - sure to a certain degree. However both the Mexican government and the Mexican public in general take the US for granted. They demand treatment from us that they do not offer to their own immigrants (from Guatemala, Colombia, etc.). Six months or so ago I heard on radio (pro-illegal alien discussion on NPR) that almost a quarter of prisoners in North Carolina are illegal aliens and they are not there for being illegal but for serious crimes: rape, theft, murder, etc.
It's about time we say no to those "scapegoats", send them home and invite legal workers from our allied nations. If they stay out of trouble and do a good job they should be allowed to stay if they so wish.
I've pointed out plenty of times that I don't agree with the VWP.
I'll have to show off my ignorance by admitting I'm not familar with the VWP acronym?
Regarding your point about supporting unpopular wars, keep in mind that the majority of people who would benefit from VWP didn't support either the wars or the missile defense shield.
I'll reply when I figure out what VWP is... ['embarrassed smiley' if I had one]