Friday, March 27, 2009

Hillary: Mexican Drug Violence Is the Fault of the United States

In the latest salvo from the "Blame America First" Party, Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton lays most of the blame for Mexico's drug violence on the United States.

An "insatiable" appetite in the United States for illegal drugs is to blame for much of the violence ripping through Mexico, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday.

Clinton acknowledged the U.S. role in Mexico's vicious drug war as she arrived in Mexico for a two-day visit where she discussed U.S. plans to ramp up security on the border with President Felipe Calderon.

A surge in drug gang killings to 6,300 last year and fears the violence could seep over the border has put Mexico's drug war high on President Barack Obama's agenda, after years of Mexico feeling that Washington was neglecting a joint problem.

"Our insatiable demand for illegal drugs fuels the drug trade. Our inability to prevent weapons from being illegally smuggled across the border to arm these criminals causes the death of police officers, soldiers and civilians," Clinton told reporters during her flight to Mexico City.

"I feel very strongly we have a co-responsibility."

There is no question that the US should take responsibility for some of the blame.  But not the way Clinton suggests.

Hillary blames the US for having an "insatiable appetite" for drugs.  True, to a large extent.  And which party is it, pray tell, that wants drug laws to be soft?  Which party wants to let drug users off scot free, for the most part.  And, on the other hand, which party would like to lock up habitual users, especially those who commit crimes to support their habits and remove them from society?  Hmmmmm.  Maybe that has something to do with our appetite.  No incentive to stay away from illegal drugs.

Clinton also blames our Second Amendment right for much of the Drug violence in Mexico.  That seems a little strange to me, particularly since many of the drug lords down there are beheading their enemies to send a message.  When was the last time someone used a hunting rifle to behead someone?

How about blaming the Democrats for not securing our borders?  How about blaming the Democrats for being soft on drug enforcement?  How about blaming the democrats for being soft on illegal immigrants who are here committing crimes?

It is the Democratic party who wants as many illegal immigrants here as possible, who wants to protect them and give them health care, education and welfare, so they'll stay, become citizens and vote for more Democrats.

Yes, Hillary, some of the drug violence in Mexico is the fault of the US.  And most of that blame can be laid at the feet of you and your party.

By the way, I should be commended for not highlighting and making a joke of the article's unintended double entendre, when it said that Mexico had long felt that "Washington was neglecting a joint problem."


Anonymous,  March 27, 2009 at 8:49 AM  

I agree with your assessment, and would add only that this fits neatly into the Obamessiah's larger foreign policy vision of an apologetic United States begging forgiveness from the rest of the world. They seem preoccupied with appearing humble, as if that will change anything (see the amateurish video message to Iran and the silly "reset" stunt with the Russians for more examples).

Anonymous,  March 27, 2009 at 11:51 AM  

How nice of her to sell the US down the river like that. Wonder what she will do with Iran,sell both Israel and the US.

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