Monday, October 3, 2011

Perry: US troops could aid Mexico drugs fight - Americas - Al Jazeera English

Perry: US troops could aid Mexico drugs fight - Americas - Al Jazeera English


Rick Perry, the governor of Texas and one of the leading contenders for the Republican Party US presidential nomination, has said that he is open to sending American troops to Mexico to help combat drug cartels.
At a reception on Saturday in New Hampshire, Perry likened the situation in Mexico to Colombia, where the government accepted American military support in battling drug traffickers.
"The way that we were able to stop the drug cartels in Colombia was with a co-ordinated effort," Perry said.
"It may require our military in Mexico working in concert with them to kill these drug cartels and to keep them off of our border and to destroy their networks," he continued.
"I don't know all the scenarios that are out there, but I think it is very important that we work with them to keep that country from failing."




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