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"A key cause for Mexico's violence is the demand for illegal drugs in the U.S., Obama said, though he reiterated his opposition to legalization of such drugs..."----------------------------------A demand that can never be quelled through prohibition and all the mayhem it wreaks.
So - Obama's dark legacy of numerous unneeded apologies to other countries, because of how bad the USA was and is, continues - but this time with Mexico of all places. He must share his wife's view that there is no pride to be had in this country.
As one of the richest countries in the world for many decades, our willingness to buy and consume illegal drugs has fed monies into the illicit drug markets. When Pres Obama acknowledges the USA role in keeping illegal drugs and monies going, he is not saying the USA is evil/bad. But certainly that facit of our role in keeping the cartels in business is not good. To look at what we are doing to maintain a problem is how solutions are found. It is not weakness to say we are sorry for our part in perpetuating a problem that harms others. The arrogance of GW that said "you're with us, or agin us" has done more harm in our world standing than a legitimate appology!
Quotes from the President’s speech yesterday: “So much suffering for many Mexicans is the demand for illegal drugs, including in the United States." “We recognize that most of the guns used to commit violence here in Mexico come from the United States.” “I will continue to do everything in my power to pass common sense gun reforms.” “The immigration system we have in the United States now doesn’t reflect our values. It separates families when we should be reuniting them.” Sure sounds like another apology tour to me.
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory argued that “Washington should learn from Republican governors on how to make government work efficiently. He said governors need Washington to give states more flexibility, independence and accountability and called on Obama to show more leadership.” Well said Gov.
Quote from President:“We recognize that most of the guns used to commit violence here in Mexico come from the United States.” And yet no mention of his administration's "Fast and Furious" program sending hundreds of legal U.S.assault rifles into Mexico for their drug cartels???
"And yet no mention of his administration's "Fast and Furious" program"
because the ADMINISTRATION was not any more aware of what the Az. ATF was doing than they are aware if your dog takes a dump on your carpet. They, and even the Bush admin, can't even get a ATF director nominated because the NRA owned politicians don't want enforcement of gun laws they want all gun sales even to criminals, terrorists and crazies. Right-wingers can't ever show any direct connection but facts never stopped a right-wing smear campaign.
If Mexican politicians worked to improve Mexico's economy the people would not be leaving the country in search of jobs. If US politicians were serious about the illegal immigration across the border it would have done something about it years ago.
So, Obama made another apology tour and it is business as usual once again. By the way, the Mexican government reports the number of guns traced back to the USA but does not report the number that are not traced back to the USA. Just a little fact that the politicians and liberals choose to ignore.
Obama is pandering and repeating a myth. Liberal FactCheck reports: The figure represents only the percentage of crime guns that have been submitted by Mexican officials and traced by U.S. officials.
What is the total number of guns confiscated by the Mexican government? Some put the actual number of guns traced back to the USA at 17%. Obama loves to scare people and declare a crisis. After all, like Obama's right hand man said: You never want a good crisis to go to waste!
Another apology tour by a failed president.
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