Obama: Trade with Cuba- Good… Trade with Colombia- Bad
Barack Obama promotes trade with anti-American communist Cuba but opposes trade with pro-American capitalist Colombia.
On Cuba– In 2004, Mr. Obama told an audience at Southern Illinois University that trade with Communist Cuba was a good thing:
“I think it’s time for us to end the embargo with Cuba… It’s time for us to acknowledge that that particular policy has failed.”
Here is the video:
On Colombia– On April 3, 2008, Barack Obama said that trade with capitalist pro-American Colombia was bad:
“I will oppose the Colombia Free Trade Agreement if President Bush insists on sending it to Congress because the violence against unions in Colombia would make a mockery of the very labor protections that we have insisted be included in these kinds of agreements.”
The latest Democratic objection to the trade agreement with US ally Colombia is that Bogotá isn’t doing enough to protect labor activists. But the murders of trade unionists have fallen by almost 80% since 2002.
Drats– If only it were a communist regime!