noted before on this page, many on Capitol Hill are reluctant to vote
on the U.S.-Colombia free trade agreement, although the arguments in
favor of approval far outweigh excuses for inaction or
refusal. President Bush made the case in his State of the Union address
and Cabinet secretaries are leading delegations of House members to
Colombia every weekend to ask tough questions and see the facts for
themselves. Meanwhile, some say they cannot support the agreement with Colombia because they are concerned about its record of anti-union violence.
Rejecting the trade agreement -- or
refusing to take a vote on it -- will do nothing to save lives in
Colombia or save jobs in the U.S.
01-31-2008 2:45 PM