Saturday, March 28, 2009

Hillary Clinton says US shares blame for Mexican Drug Wars

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday that America's "insatiable" demand for illegal drugs and inability to stop weapons smuggling into Mexico are fueling an alarming spike in violence along the U.S.-Mexican border.

Clinton said the United States shares responsibility with Mexico for dealing with the violence. She said the administration will work with Mexican authorities to improve security on both sides of the border.

"Our insatiable demand for illegal drugs fuels the drug trade," she said. "Our inability to prevent weapons from being illegally smuggled across the border to arm these criminals causes the deaths of police officers, soldiers and civilians."

"I feel very strongly we have a co-responsibility," she told reporters accompanying her to Mexico City a day after the Obama administration said it would send more money, technology and manpower to secure the United States' Southwestern frontier and help Mexico battle the cartels.

"These criminals are outgunning the law enforcement officials," she said, referring to guns and military-style equipment like night vision goggles and body armor that the cartels are smuggling into Mexico from the United States.

"Clearly, what we have been doing has not worked and it is unfair for our incapacity ... to be creating a situation where people are holding the Mexican government and people responsible," Clinton said. "That's not right.

I agree with everything the Secretary says. I know some of her critics are quick to point out that there are certain kinds of weapons that can't be bought legalally in the US. You can buy any type of weapon here in the US for money. I am sure the drug lords in Mexico know this.
She is also telling the truth about the violence in Mexico being similiar to the crack cocaine wars of the 80s and 90s. I know she is correct because I live in the hood. I lived through the crack wars and those times were rough. I raised my children in those neighborhoods.
This has now spread south of the borders.
I am proud of Hillary for telling the truth. People like to look away but millions of Americans are killed every year in this war and as long as crack cocaine continues to be the sole economy in the ghettos the higher the death rate will climb.


john said...

Are you kidding me? If you want to blame someone, you have to blame the liberals in America, not the United States. Since 9/11 the true conservatives have been screaming to have our boarders secured. The libs have blocked this in every way possible. Not only have they labeled anyone who believes in securing our boarder as a racist but they actually have incouraged illegal immigration by promising health care and even tax rebates to illegals who pay no taxes. Securing our biarders would have not only saved our country billions of dollars but would have helped to stop illegal drugs from coming in to this country. Before you label me as a racist , please understan I am hispanic and both my grandmother and grandfather came here from Mexico in the 1940`s. They came legally, are citizens and yes, even speak english now. If Hilliary wants to blame the United States she first needs to look in the mirror. As a leader in the Democratic party she shares most the blame.

Hillarysmygirl08 said...

First of all I am not a Conservative nor am I a Liberal. I DID NOT vote for Obama in fact this blog endorsed McCain.
I also did not in any way shape or form endorse gun control. I even said it was illegeal guns that are the problem.
I live in an area where there are no Latinos and I agree that the borders have to be secured.
As for you being a Racist unless you say something Racist that is not a term I just label someone.
I will say this no matter what your race if you disagree with a Liberal of any race it doesn't make you racist it means you disagree with Liberals.
Hillary is not blaming the US she is blaming illegeal guns and drugs. How is that blaming America. I also would be careful about putting all the blame on Hillary Clinton because she was not the leader of the Democratic Party she was the first lady of the State of Arkensas and no one ever heard of the Clinton's when this all started.
That would have been under the watch of Ronald Reagan so I don't think Conservatives want to go there.
It doesn't matter to me who started it and why it started. I only know what the effects of drugs and violence on my neighborhood.