Finally, a cabinet member is stating the obvious truth.
An “insatiable” appetite in the United States for illegal drugs is to blame for much of the violence ripping through Mexico, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday.
Legalization, as someone said, is the least bad choice to make here, and would certainly stop the drug cartels and the violence.
“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.”
How are the guns getting there? Who is buying them here and how are they being smuggled across the border? The possibilities for massive corruption is obvious.
On Saturday, I will extend my congratulations to Senator Obama and my support for his candidacy. This has been a long and hard-fought campaign, but as I have always said, my differences with Senator Obama are small compared to the differences we have with Senator McCain and the Republicans.
I have said throughout the campaign that I would strongly support Senator Obama if he were the Democratic Party’s nominee, and I intend to deliver on that promise.
“I’m not a member of an organized party, I’m a Democrat,” Will Rogers once said.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ok, the street fight is over. Join hands everyone and sing “Cumbaya.” The Democratic Party will now unify as never before andÃ‚Â clobber the Republicans in November.
(BTW, I’m not a Democrat. Now that we’re back in California, I’ll register as Peace & Freedom, the only socialist party in California with ballot status. Obama may well raise expectations so high that he will open the door for the possibility of real change – whether he wants to or not.Ã‚Â Will he end the wars? Dunno. But I doubt he’ll support torture and the erosion of constitutional rights, and that’ll be major steps in the right direction. And he gets it about global warming.)
NPR just reported that Hillary Clinton will be giving a major speech Tuesday night in New York and quoted Obama as saying she’s run a superb campaign and he and she will be working together in November.