Aug 26, 2011

Whack-a-mole Drug War: Statement by the President on the Attack in Mexico

From President Obama, "We share responsiblity," but we're not going to do anything to change our failed drug prohibition policies. Instead, "we are committed to continuing..."

The White House: "I strongly condemn the barbaric and reprehensible attack in Monterrey, Mexico yesterday. On behalf of the American people, our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families at this difficult time.

The people of Mexico and their government are engaged in a brave fight to disrupt violent transnational criminal organizations that threaten both Mexico and the United States. The United States is and will remain a partner in this fight. We share with Mexico responsibility for meeting this challenge and we are committed to continuing our unprecedented cooperation in confronting these criminal organizations."

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