3.26.2008

The Clinton Campaign Keeps Lying About NAFTA

From John Nichols over at The Nation:

Clinton has campaigned this year as a critic of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Despite the fact that the deal was promoted and passed during the Bill Clinton presidency, and despite her own long record of praising NAFTA's "benefits," Clinton has been claiming on the current campaign trail that, "I have been a critic of NAFTA from the very beginning."

In truth, she was an advocate for NAFTA within the Bill Clinton White House. White House records released last week confirm that Hillary Clinton spoke on behalf of NAFTA and participated in strategy sessions organized to figure out how to gain congressional approval of an agreement that was opposed by labor, farm, environmental and human-rights groups.

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