Former President Bill Clinton wants Mexicans to know he’s sorry about the mess that the U.S. drug war has caused south of its border.
In a recent speech to a roomful of Mexican students, entrepreneurs and other prominent Mexican opinion makers, Clinton apologized that the drug war has funneled cartel activity through Mexican territory.
“I wish you had no narco-trafficking, but it’s not really your fault,” Clinton said on Friday. “Basically we did too good of a job of taking the transportation out of the air and water, and so we ran it over land. I apologize for that.”
Clinton added, “I wish you didn’t have any problems. Everybody’s got problems.”
Mexican media interpreted Clinton’s words, which were delivered last Friday at the Youth and Productivity Summit, a conference on the future of education in Mexico, as an apology. The Clinton Foundation confirmed the former president’s words.
“Clinton apologizes for anti-narco war applied in Mexico” reads the headline in Proceso magazine. “Clinton apologizes to Mexico for drug trafficking,” Mexican anchor Joaquín López-Dóriga posted on his website.
Mexicans on social media also seemed to view this as a clear apology.
– Read the entire article at Fusion.