Canadian Embassy Debunks False Obama Story From CTV

03 March 2008

Here is the official statement from the Canadian embassy:

Washington, D.C., March 3, 2008 — The Canadian Embassy and our Consulates General regularly contact those involved in all of the Presidential campaigns and, periodically, report on these contacts to interested officials. In the recent report produced by the Consulate General in Chicago, there was no intention to convey, in any way, that Senator Obama and his campaign team were taking a different position in public from views expressed in private, including about NAFTA. We deeply regret any inference that may have been drawn to that effect.

The people of the United States are in the process of choosing a new President and are fortunate to have strong and impressive candidates from both political parties. Canada will not interfere in this electoral process. We look forward, however, to working with the choice of the American people in further building an unparalleled relationship with a close friend and partner.

Keep in mind that Hillary Clinton herself has been circulating this false story:
"It raises questions about Senator Obama coming to Ohio and giving speeches about NAFTA and having his chief economic adviser tell the Canadian government that it was just political rhetoric," Clinton told reporters. "I don't think people should come to Ohio and tell the people of Ohio one thing and then have your campaign tell a foreign government something else behind closed doors. That's the kind of difference between talk and action and that I've been pointing out in this campaign."
Maybe now she'll stop.

Just to remind everyone, Clinton has consistently misrepresented Barack Obama's positions throughout the primary process. She has distorted his ethics reform bill, his position on the PATRIOT Act, his Rezko ties, his "present" votes, his position on abortion, his position on NAFTA, his position on Social Security, his statements about diplomatic preconditions, and his position on the Iraq war. Basically, everything.


UPDATE II: Nope. Even when it is conclusively disproven, Clinton will push this false idea onto the voters of Ohio. At this point, I don't really see how I could ever vote for Sen. Clinton. Why isn't the media making a big deal over the fact that she's blatantly misinforming voters? For all the whining over how hard the media is on her, I don't see them calling her out on this in any meaningful way.

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