Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Questions that should be asked
During the war we were treated to images of angry foreigners attacking McDonalds' around the world. In some cases the accompanying stories mentioned boycotts of American companies. Meanwhile, talk-radio hosts and other idiots of the right called for boycotts of countries that didn't follow orders from Washington (usually France and Germany). Has all of this talk of boycotts and counter-boycotts had any measurable impact on trade? More to the point: has the Bush foreign policy hurt American business? If the answer is yes, why aren't the Democratic candidates making some noise about this? (If the answer is no, I guess I know the answer.)

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