CNN International | 7/13/2010 12:00:00 AM
At last, Obama backs Colombia trade pact
July 13--Finally. In a speech this week, President Obama urged Congress to ratify the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement "as soon as possible."
Here's candidate Obama in April 2008, opposing the Colombia deal in a speech to the AFL-CIO in Pennsylvania, 18 days before the Democratic primary in that unionized state: "The violence against unions in Colombia would make a mockery of the very labor protections that we have insisted be included in these kinds of agreements."
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