Bill Clinton Apologizes To Mexico For The Drug War

Lakhota

Diamond Member
Joined
Jul 14, 2011
Messages
92,193
Reaction score
13,203
Points
2,220
Location
Native America
Former President Bill Clinton apologized to Mexico during a speech there last week for a backfired U.S. war on drugs that has fueled spiraling violence.

“I wish you had no narco-trafficking, but it’s not really your fault,” Clinton told an audience of students and business leaders at the recent Laureate Summit on Youth and Productivity Summit. “Basically, we did too good of a job of taking the transportation out of the air and water, and so we ran it over land.

“I apologize for that,” Clinton said.

Clinton was referring to U.S. drug enforcement policy that began under his predecessors, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, who invested heavily in shutting down the Caribbean Sea as the favored trafficking route between the U.S. and South America and Central America. That effort pushed smuggling west, over land in Mexico.

Clinton made his own contribution. Opening Mexico's border with the U.S. encouraged land-based trafficking, and enforcement efforts that broke up Colombian cartels empowered Mexican drug gangs, who until then had largely been middlemen. With more power came more money. With more money came more violence.

More: Bill Clinton Apologizes To Mexico For War On Drugs

Wait, did Bill Clinton just apologize to Mexico for the war on drugs? -- Fusion

Thank you, President Clinton, for admitting our failed drug policies and their violent impact on Mexico.
 
Last edited:

Tom Sweetnam

Platinum Member
Joined
Aug 27, 2014
Messages
3,780
Reaction score
983
Points
955
Location
8000' up in the san juan mountain foothills
What a monumental piece of shit. The week following 9/11, when America had no idea how many thousands still lie under the rubble, Clinton gave a speech to a group in Harlem where he blamed 9/11 on "the way we treated the Indians."
 
OP
Lakhota

Lakhota

Diamond Member
Joined
Jul 14, 2011
Messages
92,193
Reaction score
13,203
Points
2,220
Location
Native America
What a monumental piece of shit. The week following 9/11, when America had no idea how many thousands still lie under the rubble, Clinton gave a speech to a group in Harlem where he blamed 9/11 on "the way we treated the Indians."
Got a link?
 

OKTexas

Diamond Member
Gold Supporting Member
Joined
Sep 13, 2012
Messages
52,674
Reaction score
11,518
Points
2,070
Location
Near Magnolia, TX
Why in the hell should there be any apologies to a corrupt society that refuses to get control of their own country. we have given them billions in aid to do so and they just pissed it away. Fuck Mexico they have a very small southern border that could be easily controlled if they had the will. Looks like Clinton is becoming as senile as Carter.
 

Most reactions - Past 7 days

Forum List

Top