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U.S. shares blame for Mexico drug violence, Clinton says
CNN ^ | 3/25/09

Posted on 03/25/2009 4:51:58 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun

(CNN) -- The United States shares the blame for Mexican drug trafficking and the attendant violence that has killed thousands in the past year alone, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday.

"Our insatiable demand for illegal drugs fuels the drug trade," she said en route to Mexico City, according to pool reports.

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

Clinton arrived in the Mexican capital a day after the United States unveiled its plan to improve security along its long southern border.

Clinton will meet with President Felipe Calderon and other Mexican leaders to discuss the bilateral strategies for the drug war. But her aides said she will also make an effort to show that the U.S.-Mexican relationship is not restricted to matters dealing with drug violence.

"We are going to demonstrate that we are spending it in an accountable and effective manner that will assist the Mexicans" in law enforcement and justice, she said.

The United States needs to stop the flow of guns, body armor and night-vision goggles to the cartels, Clinton said.

"These criminals are outgunning the law enforcement officials," she said.

"When you go into a gunfight or are trying to round up these bad guys and they have military-style equipment that is much better than yours, you start out at a disadvantage. Since we know the vast majority of that comes from our country, we are going to help stop it from getting there in the first place."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Mexico
KEYWORDS: allourfault; clinton; drugs; hillary; mexico; narcoterrorism; nevermexicosfault; warondrugs; wod
Who's "WE" Kimosabe? Oh - you mean like "I didn't inhale" Bill Clinton? Or maybe the druggie in the presidency? Or perhaps most of those in the administration? Or maybe you're referring to the Dem party supporters?
1 posted on 03/25/2009 4:51:58 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: anniegetyourgun

“Our insatiable demand for illegal drugs fuels the drug trade”

Al Gore Jr, she’s talkin ‘bout YOU!


2 posted on 03/25/2009 4:53:06 PM PDT by silverleaf (Freedom's just another word for "nothing left to lose")
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To: anniegetyourgun

“There she goes again” strike down the evil USA.


3 posted on 03/25/2009 4:56:14 PM PDT by Uncle George
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To: anniegetyourgun

Blame the victim.


4 posted on 03/25/2009 4:56:31 PM PDT by kabar
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To: anniegetyourgun

Funny she didn’t say a thing about the Mexican governments help in the illegal invasion of its people into our country.

I don’t expect to hear anything about it in the week to come either.


5 posted on 03/25/2009 4:57:11 PM PDT by Radio Free American? (When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.)
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To: anniegetyourgun

Hillary needs to be talking to old “vacuum cleaner” nose. I don’t “share the blame” for sh**! I’ve never done drugs and never will.


6 posted on 03/25/2009 4:57:32 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Mom always said, "Never just anyone whose name can't be spelled backwards." Like Soros.)
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To: Uncle George

Yet again, more self-loathing from liberal (socialist) Democrats. I’m so darn sick of this crap!


7 posted on 03/25/2009 4:57:50 PM PDT by rochester_veteran ( http://RochesterConservative.com)
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To: anniegetyourgun
She's a STATIST...they only ATTACK America.....CONSERVATIVES Celebrate America....pass the word
8 posted on 03/25/2009 4:59:23 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Conservative and fighting for freedom and liberty....whether you like it or not.)
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To: anniegetyourgun
It's our fault we are being invaded. It's our fault they've stolen weapons and equipment. It's our fault they kill. It's our fault they rape. It's our fault they bring drugs here. It's our fault they bring sick children, pregnant wives, medical bills, housing shortages, food requirements and gangbangers. Everything is always and forever our fault.

The Barking Chicken strikes again.

9 posted on 03/25/2009 5:06:46 PM PDT by Hi Heels (Now here at the Rock we have two rules. Rule #1 obey all rules. Rule #2 no writing on the walls...)
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To: anniegetyourgun
"When you go into a gunfight or are trying to round up these bad guys and they have military-style equipment that is much better than yours, you start out at a disadvantage. Since we know the vast majority of that comes from our country, we are going to help stop it from getting there in the first place."....................... by depriving our law abiding citizens of their right to keep and bear arms.
10 posted on 03/25/2009 5:10:57 PM PDT by umgud (I'm really happy I wasn't aborted)
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To: anniegetyourgun
This corrupt waddling Communist piece of garbage needs to leave this country.
11 posted on 03/25/2009 5:11:00 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Osamabama the Wright kind of Racist!)
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To: anniegetyourgun

We’ll take the guns back if you guys take the Mexicans back.


12 posted on 03/25/2009 5:14:38 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: anniegetyourgun

Airport in Arkansas...begins with “M”...Clinton...Drugs...


13 posted on 03/25/2009 5:16:31 PM PDT by ex91B10
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To: anniegetyourgun

Well, how come when she was 1st lady, her administration did not do a thing to curb it. Oh..wait...Bill did not inhale...oops my bad.


14 posted on 03/25/2009 5:17:54 PM PDT by Commander X (Liberalism: Spurring the decay of the USA)
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To: Uncle George
The US should share the blame, per Hillary.

Sounds like an excuse to send tens of billions of dollars to Mexico.

15 posted on 03/25/2009 5:25:57 PM PDT by TYVets
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To: Uncle George
The US should share the blame, per Hillary.

Sounds like an excuse to send tens of billions of dollars to Mexico.

16 posted on 03/25/2009 5:26:16 PM PDT by TYVets
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To: anniegetyourgun

No.

We don’t.


17 posted on 03/25/2009 5:33:29 PM PDT by BenLurkin (And oh (Hey!) I've been travelin' on this road too long)
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To: anniegetyourgun

I agree with her 100%. Just look at the White House druggies, alone, who are personally supporting the Mexican drug cartels. Every time the news shows Bill Clinton, he has that glazed-over look like he’s just come down off a bad trip. He’s a self-admitted user. Then, look at what obama looked like on 60 Minutes this week. He was giggling like a school girl....he was probably doing a couple of lines in the Green Room before the show. Remember, he was the guy who bragged in his books about using smoke and smack in college, and selling it to support his habit.


18 posted on 03/25/2009 5:43:40 PM PDT by jmax
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To: anniegetyourgun
"Our inability to prevent weapons from being illegally smuggled across the border to arm these criminals

Well, that MIGHT be a very small part of it.

A larger part is the LEGAL export (sales) of heavy weapons by the government to the Mexican government, which then deploys them to the corrupt armed forces & police, who then 'redistribute' them to their cartel allies.

An even larger part most likely lies farther south, in an idyllic Peoples Paradise formerly awash oil dollars, with Chinese & Russian 'friends'.

19 posted on 03/25/2009 5:44:59 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The mob got President Barabbas; America got shafted)
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To: anniegetyourgun

Perhaps she’s taking a dig at the insatiable TOTUS or should we call him TOOTUS ?

Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama

“Pot had helped, and booze;
maybe a little blow when you could afford it.”

I assume this isn’t a reference to Larry Sinclair.


20 posted on 03/25/2009 5:49:04 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: anniegetyourgun

I thought slick Willy apologized for everything already? How did he miss Mexico??


21 posted on 03/25/2009 5:53:40 PM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: anniegetyourgun
"Our insatiable demand for illegal drugs fuels the drug trade," she said en route to Mexico City, according to pool reports.

The operative word being illegal

22 posted on 03/25/2009 5:57:39 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Wake up people, AIG executives are not the enemy, your Government is!)
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To: anniegetyourgun
. . military-style equipment that is much better than yours, you start out at a disadvantage. Since we know the vast majority of that comes from our country . .

Really? Bought from where ?

23 posted on 03/25/2009 6:10:16 PM PDT by 1066AD
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To: anniegetyourgun

Fat Bottom needs to stay in Foggy Bottom.


24 posted on 03/25/2009 6:11:31 PM PDT by dforest
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To: anniegetyourgun

Is she talking about Bill and Barack?

Those two coke heads are partly responsible, to be sure.


25 posted on 03/25/2009 6:13:35 PM PDT by airborne (Obama is finishing what Osama started! The destruction of the American economy!!!)
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26 posted on 03/26/2009 3:54:04 AM PDT by bcsco (I'm a Constitution defender!)
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To: anniegetyourgun
Who's "WE" Kimosabe? Oh - you mean like "I didn't inhale" Bill Clinton? Or maybe the druggie in the presidency? Or perhaps most of those in the administration? Or maybe you're referring to the Dem party supporters?

Probably, cause is sure hasn't been me.

27 posted on 03/26/2009 3:47:19 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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