Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Bush pushes controversial SPP agenda

Meeting with Mexican, Canadian leaders at 4th annual summit.

By Jerome R. Corsi
© 2008 WorldNetDaily

NEW ORLEANS – At a private cocktail party last night sponsored by the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce, President Bush and Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez openly proclaimed their determination to continue with the controversial Security and Prosperity Partnership, a trilateral alliance critics calls a precursor to a "North American Union."

Opening the fourth North American Leaders' Summit, Bush lamented the decision of the House of Representatives to table the administration's proposed Columbia free trade agreement.

"Unfortunately, we had a setback," Bush admitted. "The free trade agreement with Columbia is dead, unless Speaker Pelosi changes her mind."

Increasingly, the Bush administration is coming under fire from Democratic Party presidential candidates Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, who have argued the North American Free Trade Agreement and other pacts should be renegotiated to be more fair to U.S. workers who have lost high-paying jobs in the continued move toward a global economy.

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