President Alan Garcia said he is willing to accept U.S. military aid to combat drug traffickers, provided that this help is in the logistical and training areas, a Peruvian newspaper reported Sunday, citing an interview the head of state recently gave.
â€œOn all matters that are humane and universal, I donâ€™t have any disagreement over sovereignty and patriotism. That is, if the Americans would like to put training troops (here), as they have helicopters, as they have satellite trainers here, itâ€™s just at the right time,â€ Garcia said.
Garcia then went on to point out that other countries receiving drug war aid from the U.S. â€” Mexico, Afghanistan, Colombia â€” are much more exciting than his, with massacres, shoot-outs in the streets, colorful and unpredictable police and military forces. Garcia hopes for a little more of that action, and thinks that U.S. military aid may be just the ticket.