Sea Posted January 15, 2016 Author Report Share Posted January 15, 2016 Last night Charlie Rose interviewed Sean Penn on his article. He'd be happy with the discussion on this board. At least, the larger issues about drugs were discussed in one little place. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3400519/Sean-Penn-sits-Charlie-Rose-break-silence-bizarre-jungle-rendez-vous-Mexican-drug-lord-El-Chapo.html "Let's go to the big picture of what we all want," Penn said. "We all want this drug problem to stop. We all want them -- the killings in Chicago to stop. We are the consumer. Whether you agree with Sean Penn or not, there is a complicity there. And if you are in the moral right, or on the far left, just as many of your children are doing these drugs." He added, "And how much time have they spent in the last week since this article came out, talking about that? One percent? I think that'd be generous." Highlights: On CBS This Morning, Rose said Penn did the interview with him to “clarify his involvement in El Chapo’s capture,” after Mexican authorities said knowledge of his trip helped them move in on Guzmán. Penn “believes those claims…are incorrect and could put him in danger,” Rose said. Penn dismissed “this myth about the visit that we made, my colleagues and I, that it was…essential to his capture.” “We had met with him many weeks ago, on October 2. In a place nowhere near where he was captured.” Rose asked if, so far as Penn knows, he had nothing to do with the fugitive’s recapture. (CBS News reported yesterday, “The trail for Guzman had gone cold until telecommunication intercepts — along with Penna and Castillo’s travel to meet El Chapo — helped U.S. and Mexican law enforcement narrow down the drug lord’s location.”) “We know the Mexican government, they clearly were humiliated by the notion that someone found him before they did,” Penn said. “Nobody found him before they did. We are not smarter than the DEA, or Mexican intelligence. We had a contact upon which we were able to facilitate an invitation.” Penn said, when asked, he believed Mexican government release this statement, in part because they wanted to put him at risk. “They wanted to encourage the cartel to put you in their cross hairs?” Rose asked. “Yes,” Penn reiterated. But, Penn insisted he was not fearful for his life. “I thought only, this is somebody upon whose interview could I begin a conversation about the policy on the war on drugs. That was my simple idea,” Penn told Rose, when asked why he did the interview. “We’re going to put all our focus, forget about blame, all our focus, all our energy, all our billions of dollars, on the bad guy. And, what happens? You get another death the next day,” the actor elaborated. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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