Colombia blasts Pelosi for free trade lies.

Nancy Pelosi is one handsome woman.

The Speaker of the House in Colombia has blasted the Speaker of the House in the United States for her unprecedented move to change the rules that govern Congress when dealing with trade agreements in order to please her extreme base.

On the issue Democrats claimed as one of the largest for not moving forward was the violence against trade unionists in Colombia. Speaker Palacio acknowledges the problem, points out how the number of murders have dropped from 196 in 2002 down to 26 in 2006, and that’s for the whole country, not just one city. He continues:

“In order to reach those goals, generate legitimate employment, and strengthen our economy, Madam Speaker, we require the decisive support and cooperation of our largest trading partner.”

That is true, but Speaker Placaio hits the nail on the head earlier in the letter about why this happened in the first place, and why, even though it is in the best interest of both nations, it probably won’t go anywhere:

“The Democratic Party’s decision to involve Colombia in an internal electoral process is unfair, as national policy should rightly be placed above partisan considerations.”

If only that were true…

Here is the whole letter.


3 Responses to “Colombia blasts Pelosi for free trade lies.”

  1. 1 maremoto
    April 21, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    excuse me, do you mean the Leader of the Colombian Congress, Nancy Gutierrez, who is under investigation by the Colombian Supreme Court for ties with death squads ?

    LOL man get real http://www.eltiempo.com/politica/2008-04-19/ARTICULO-WEB-NOTA_INTERIOR-4108886.html

  2. 2 firstfriday
    April 21, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    Clearly you didn’t read the post or the letter.

  3. 3 maremoto
    April 21, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    You know what, you’re right it wasn’t the Speaker of the Colombian House of Representatives it was the President of the Senate whose under indictment for ties to death squads…. that’s why she didn’t sign LOL

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