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  •  *sigh* Once again (9+ / 0-)

       Goolsbee "was frank in saying that the primary campaign has been necessarily domestically focused, particularly in the Midwest, and that much of the rhetoric that may be perceived to be protectionist is more reflective of political maneuvering than policy

    See that? The debate over free trade not the debate over NAFTA. He's saying that Obama is not a protectionist even if he does support altering NAFTA, which by the way is CONSISTENT with what Obama says on the trail.

    Here's what the memo says about NAFTA

       On NAFTA, Goolsbee suggested that Obama is less about fundamentally changing the agreement and more in favour of strengthening/clarifying language on labour mobility and environment and trying to establish these as more `core' principles of the agreement."

    Oh wow. What a liar. That's almost word for word what he says in his stump and what he said at the debate. If he's giving them the "wink wink" he's not very good at it.

    And finally the money quote:

     

     In a statement, the Canadian Embassy expressed regret on how the discussions have been interpreted.

       The statement said "there was no intention to convey, in any way, that Senator Obama and his campaign team were taking a different position in public from views expressed in private, including about NAFTA."

    Where did he lie? Tell me? The CTV report was blatantly false. And the memo, which is basically a non issue was leaked to because it gave the appearance of corroborating the bogus CTV story.

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