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Felipe Calderon called this a terrorist attack, and cited the US appetite for drugs as being at least part of the reason for the attack.
I think he's right, myself, on both counts.Lashing out at corrupt officials in Mexico and "insatiable" U.S. demand for drugs for fomenting the violence, Calderon urged the U.S. Congress to stamp out drug consumption and stop illegal trafficking of weapons across the border into Mexico.
"We're neighbours, we're allies, we're friends, but you are also responsible," a sombre and angry Calderon said to the United States in a speech after meeting his security advisers.
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
I understand Calderon is frustrated because he is so obviously powerless to do anything except lash out at those he thinks are responsible. I haven't seen any information where he accepts any responsibility for being ineffective either. Maybe a leadership change in Mexico is necessary as well.
I also think the drug war in the US is unwinnable. Drastic times require drastic measures.
I have been to Mexico many times and it is a lovely country with very gracious people, perhaps some day I will return.
Last edited by deltabtry; 08-27-11 at 11:20 AM.