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Monday, February 23, 2004

Dems' Hypocrisy on Trade and Iraq

Bruce Bartlett makes an interesting argument I agree with:

As Gerard Baker of London's Financial Times observes, Democrats universally condemn President Bush for acting unilaterally in Iraq, alienating our allies, and showing disregard for multilateral institutions like the United Nations. Yet, often in the same speeches, they will demand that the administration act unilaterally to restrict imports, with no concern for its impact on our trading partners or our obligations to the World Trade Organization.

It is always nice to see someone else frame issues in such a way that one's own positions appear to be logically consistent.