Hypocrisy

by Lou on April 3, 2007

A small note buried inside the business section of today’s newspaper said, “The Bush administration on Monday accused 63 trading partners, including China and the European Union, of erecting unfair barriers to American exports.” The report goes on to say that the administration is considering filing a case against China before the World Trade organization.

File a complaint at the WTO? Say what? Isn’t that what Antigua did? And they won. And their victory was upheld on appeal?

So why doesn’t the United States honor its WTO agreements with Antigua so that they can pursue cases against the European Union and China with their skirts clean?

I don’t know. I’m just a poker player who has always played the game by the rules, and played on the up-and-up. Those policy makers in Washington play by a different set of rules. They’re politicians.

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