The dramatic slide Mexico has taken toward total chaos has been fuelled by the America's vast demand for drugs. Violence has exploded accross Mexico as an already weak and corrupt state has been almost taken over by Narotics trafficers flush from a profit stream pumped up by our drug laws.
Rarely, if ever have American politicians claimed any responsibility-- untill now. It was never our fault.
"I feel very strongly we have a co-responsibility,
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.
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."
Your damn right about that Hillary. We really can't know in the short or even long run how to stop American's from desiring many harmfull and potentially deadly drugs. But, almost every honest person with a slim awarenes of economic laws and the history of black markets would know that making these drugs legal would eliminate the cash stream that drives this violence. Our own experience with prohibition should have been lesson enough.