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babsbunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 09:05 PM
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Obama denies Assuring Canada on NAFTA
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080303/ap_on_el_pr/democra... ;_ylt=AsF60WxYLu60oEl.sRhofj.yFz4D

By NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press Writer
Mon Mar 3, 6:47 PM ET



SAN ANTONIO - Barack Obama said Monday that his campaign never gave Canada back-channel assurances that his harsh words about the North American Free Trade Agreement were for political show despite the disclosure of a Canadian memo indicating otherwise.


According to the memo obtained by The Associated Press, Obama's senior economic adviser told Canadian officials in Chicago that the debate over free trade in the Democratic presidential primary campaign was "political positioning" and that Obama was not really protectionist.

The adviser, Austan Goolsbee, said his comments to those officials were misinterpreted by the author, Joseph DeMora, who works for the Canadian consulate in Chicago and attended the meeting.

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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 09:08 PM
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1. Of course he did. Last week he denied that it ever happened.
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journalist3072 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 09:13 PM
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2. Obama has a serious credibility problem. I don't trust a thing that comes out of his mouth. eom
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blocker Donating Member (265 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 09:15 PM
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3. Canada now defends Obama
http://www.forbes.com/reuters/feeds/reuters/2008/03/03/...

Was it another Clinton hit job 24 hours before the elections?
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