Mr. Chirac, Tear Down This Wall!

We already knew that George W. Bush was a (rhetorically) committed free trader, even if his actions haven’t always lived up to his rhetoric (ahem, steel tariffs). But this call for the total worldwide abolition of trade barriers, as pie-in-the-sky as it may be under present international political conditions, ought to warm the hearts of conservatives, libertarians and Clinton-style liberals everywhere. Nothing wrong with shooting high and setting goals we can work to, even if it takes the next few decades.

3 thoughts on “Mr. Chirac, Tear Down This Wall!”

  1. Sounds to me like it’s opening up the borders for rampant outsourcing, improve profits for Big Corportations, and further increase our unemployment numbers.

  2. And what makes you think that his rhetoric, like his spending restraint/never veto rhetoric will ever amount to anything? In addition to the steel and other tarriffs he has imposed, he signed into law the horriffic farm subsidies and prevents importation of medicines from Canada on largely nonsensical safety grounds.

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