Secretary of State Clinton, today in Mexico:
“Our insatiable demand for illegal drugs fuels the drug trade,” she said, using unusually blunt language. “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 far, so good. An honest recognition of the problem. Next:
For instance, Mrs. Clinton said, the United States will help supply Mexican law enforcement officers with helicopters and night-vision goggles and other equipment to take on the cartels, which are armed to the teeth.
“We’ve got to figure out how to stop these bad guys,” she said. “These criminals are outgunning the law enforcement officials.”
American guns are part of the problem. Here are some bigger guns.
I guess everyone in DC managed to completely ignore that editorial from all the former heads of state whose countries we have helped to throw into chaos. If you are interested in some reading, head here.