The Sword Falls on Penn: The Uribe Factor

By Jaketapper

Apr 6, 2008 8:53pm

On Monday, Penn met with representatives of the government of Colombia to discuss how to get the U.S.-Colombian rade deal passed.

On Wednesday, Colomian President Alvaro Uribe issued a statement condemning Obama for his opposition to the trade deal: "I deplore the fact that Senator Obama, aspiring to be president of the United States, should be unaware of Colombia’s efforts. I think it is for political calculations that he is making a statement that does not correspond to Colombia’s reality."

Clinton had already stated her opposition to the trade deal, but Uribe did not mention her.

Wondered labor union leaders: what does Uribe know that we don’t?

- jpt

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