SourceMEXICO CITY – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday that America's "insatiable" demand for illegal drugs and inability to stop weapons smuggling into Mexico are fueling an alarming spike in violence along the U.S.-Mexican border.
"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."
That's right Hillary, blame the users for the very problems that politicians like you have caused with your prohibitionist policies. Ignore the reality that these wars and violent drug cartels exist because of the War on Drugs, not in spite of it. Case in point: How many violent alcohol gangs are there? Have you ever heard of a violent tobacco cartel? Is anyone fighting any caffeine wars? No. But the significance of that fact is completely lost on prohibitionists like Hillary. No, it's the users who are at fault for the violence that follows illicit drugs. It couldn't possibly have anything to do with dogmatic policies that send the trade into the black market and have clearly been shown to be a failure both in the past as well as for the last 30 years.