At the invitation of Mexican Foreign Secretary Patricia Espinosa, Secretary Clinton is traveling to Mexico City and Monterrey, Mexico from March 25 to 26. While in Mexico, Secretary Clinton will discuss a broad range of bilateral and international issues of mutual interest, including cooperation under the Merida Initiative.
The video from their joint press conference is below:
Check out the very first reporter - he asked Clinton a number of questions. She, being the brilliant, capable woman she is, just laughed, and began to answer them all. No "uh, um, er, ah, well, um, well, LOOK" crapola came out of her mouth.
How lovely that Secretary Espinosa asked Secretary Clinton to return often, and for Secretary Clinton to respond with great affection for Mexico, having spent her honeymoon there!
If you wish to follow her travel schedule, you can click HERE.
While in Mexico, Secretary Clinton stated, as noted in this article, "U.S. Drug Policies Failed, Fueled Mexico Drug Wars":
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton traveled to Mexico on Wednesday with a blunt mea culpa, saying that decades of U.S. anti-narcotics policies have been a failure and have contributed to the explosion of drug violence south of the border.
"Clearly what we've been doing has not worked," Clinton told reporters on her plane at the start of her two-day trip, saying that U.S. policies on curbing drug use, narcotics shipments and the flow of guns have been ineffective.
"Our insatiable demand for illegal drugs fuels the drug trade," she added. "Our inability to prevent weapons from being illegally smuggled across the border to arm these criminals causes the deaths of police, of soldiers and civilians."
Wow - that's huge. Clinton also said:
In comments to U.S. reporters, Clinton called for a new approach to tackling the drug problem, noting that "we have been pursuing these strategies for 30 years."
"Neither interdiction [of drugs] nor reducing demand have been successful," she said.
She continued in this vein, stating the issues without mincing words:
"Our insatiable demand for illegal drugs fuels the drug trade. Our inability to prevent weapons from being illegally smuggled across the border to arm these criminals causes the death of police officers, soldiers and civilians," Clinton told reporters during her flight to Mexico City.
"I feel very strongly we have a co-responsibility."...
"We will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with you ... Our relationship is far greater than any threat," Clinton said at a news conference in Mexico City.
As well we should.
Secretary Clinton continues her travels today, continuing her good work on behalf of our nation. Damn, she makes me proud. And DAMN, she should be our president. But many of you already know that...She does our country proud.