A lot of noise was made about how George Walker Bush ruined our relations in the international community. I have discounted this since international relations are always opportunistic and this is a perfect case in point.
Mexico has been a close friend to the United States for decades. The President of Mexico was always warmly greeted by GWB and I am sure that Barack Hussein Obama will greet him warmly as well. But the confusing signals that BHO has sent on NAFTA combined with the foolish blocking of Mexican trucks (surely a concession to the politically powerful Teamsters) have triggered a needless and foolish international crisis and show the lack of multi-dimensional thinking that is required to run this country.
Now this foolish move is going to cost us billions in tariffs on goods that we ship to Mexico. Hurting our economy by violating NAFTA in a down economy is not something we should be doing. Offending our international friends is also something we shouldn’t be doing.
The good news is that international relationships are opportunistic, as i said above. If we drop this stupid mistake and stop violating our treaties then Mexico will surely drop the trade war. Then we can all go back to being friends again – at least until our resume-lacking President screws up again.
DEMOCRATS IN POWER: STOP BEING THE LACKEYS OF THE UNIONS AND UNDERSTAND THAT WHAT IS GOOD FOR BUSINESS IS GOOD FOR AMERICA!
I am done with this topic for now but I reserve the right to rant more on it someday.