Saturday, March 01, 2008

More Reasons Not to Vote for Obama

Is he going to renegotiate NAFTA or not? As two articles from American Thinker show, not even Obama knows for sure. They do show, however, that he is a foreign and economic policy dolt. For example, in the first article by Thomas Lifson,
After suggesting that he would invade our ally Pakistan and talk to our enemy Iran, Barack Obama has moved on to potentially damage our relations with Canada, our friendly neighbor and number one foreign oil supplier.

Under the terms of NAFTA, Canada is prohibited from cutting off oil exports to the US if there is a worldwide shortage or supply disruption unless supplies are also rationed to Canadian consumers by the same amount.

After the Hillary/Obama debate, Canada's trade minister pointed out that if NAFTA is re-opened, Canada might want to opt out of this clause, which would then leave Canada free to sell its oil to any other country for whatever price it could get.

Both Clinton and Obama have made a big issue out President Bush's alleged insensitivies to other countries. And now these two geniuses are blithely talking about canceling a trade agreement with our two neighbors on which both their economies now depend.
But, as Rick Moran reports, he may have only been kidding,
This is all the more incredible because it has now been confirmed.

At Tuesday night's debate, both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama traded charges that the other was not serious about reforming NAFTA - the North American Free Trade Agreement. Unions have been up in arms about the treaty for years because it rewards the mostly non union labor in Mexico while taking union jobs away from Americans - at least in theory. There have been no definitive studies showing NAFTA is a negative for the American worker.

Regardless, both candidates trashed the agreement and said they would reopen it to renegotiation. But Obama went a step further; according to Canadian TV he actually had one of his primary aides get in touch with the Canadian government and assure them that Obama was just demagoguing the issue and that he would not press for any major changes.

The Obama camp denied this story and called it a smear. Evidently CTV doesn't like being referred to as a liar because they have released the information that the Obama camp couldn't afford to have out there - the name of the Obama aide who spoke to the Canadian government:
Or maybe he's just too busy perfecting his planned invasion of Pakistan to give much thought to NAFTA.

Equally as troubling, is Obama's relationship to his mentor, the anti-Semitic, Pastor Jeremiah Wright, Jr, also covered at American Thinker.

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At 1:14 PM, Blogger Jungle Mom said...

If he wins, I fear for our children's future! Really!

At 8:17 PM, Blogger Harry said...

Yeah, me too. And we aren't alone.


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