Texas Republican: Put Mexican Drug Cartels on State Dept's List of Foreign Terrorist Organizations

April 1, 2011 | 8:45 AM EDT
Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) introduced legislation on Wednesday that would direct Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to designate Mexican drug cartels as Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTO) -- a designation that would put them on the same list as al Qaeda, the Taliban and Hezbollah.