In the opinion section of the Springfield News-Leader today, the editorial board awarded a thorn to Seventh District Congressman Roy Blunt and President Bush for their mislabeling of the CAFTA issue. The thorn is reprinted below:
A THORN: To President Bush, Rep. Roy Blunt and others who pushed the Central America Free Trade Agreement as a national security issue. It is a trade issue. Period. This constant use of "national security" to support or oppose bills that have nothing to do with the war on terrorism is counterproductive, much like the boy who cried wolf.