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Wednesday, March 05, 2008


NAFTA-gate debunked

posted by Aziz P. at Wednesday, March 05, 2008 permalink View blog reactions
Obama's seeming misstep regarding NAFTA was most likely a setup, a collaboration between John McCain and the conservative Canadian government to bruise Obama by striking at his greatest strength, his aura of integrity.

The Canadian Broadcast Corporation has now investigated the issue and vindicated Obama. Key finding: the Canadian embassy now admits that "may have misrepresented the Obama advisor". More details about the CBC report here.

The Canadians are interfering with our election! I think we should invade.

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Well, I'm more than willing to read it, but I haven't been able to get through to have a look either time I've tried today. Can you recall what news links or other sources were cited?


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