Hillary Clinton on Foreign Policy

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave a speech Wednesday that was an overview on American foreign policy. You can read the New York Times story about it here.

She touched on many topics from peace in the Middle East to aiding flood victims in Pakistan. She said little about the war in Afghanistan or about North Korea.

She did stir controversy with her remarks about Mexico. She compared the drug war there to Colombia 20 years ago and described it as an insurgency.

[W]e face an increasing threat from a well-organized network, drug-trafficking threat that is, in some cases, morphing into or making common cause with what we would consider an insurgency, in Mexico and in Central America,”  Clinton said, according to the Christian Science Monitor. “It’s looking more and more like Colombia looked 20 years ago.”

The Mexican government reacted negatively to Clinton’s statement.

“There’s a big difference between what Colombia faced back then and what we are facing right now,” Mexico’s security spokesman Alejandro Poire told Euronews. He added that America’s demand for illegal drugs is the root cause of Mexico’s problems.

Posted by Teresa Puente

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