March 14, 2006


U.S., Malaysia to Launch Free-Trade Talks (MARTIN CRUTSINGER, 3/08/06, The Associated Press)

The United States and Malaysia announced Wednesday that they have agreed to begin negotiating a free trade deal to eliminate trade barriers between the two nations.

The decision was announced at a crowded Capitol Hill news conference attended by lawmakers from both political parties, marking an effort by the administration to build bipartisan support for its trade policies at a time when the country is running record trade deficits.

By selecting Malaysia for free trade negotiations, the administration chose a country that is already America's 10th largest trading partner with $44 billion in two-way trade. The administration announced last month that it planned to launch free trade negotiations with South Korea and free trade talks with Thailand, another economic power in the region, are already under way.

And, luckily, the Right is too stupid to know they're Muslims.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 14, 2006 1:17 PM

They going to poison my jeans?

Posted by: Sandy P at March 14, 2006 1:34 PM

So, from here on out, we won't be using the same "suspect" vetting system/process that was apparently found wanting when it came to the UAE? Right?

Posted by: John Resnick at March 14, 2006 2:16 PM

They are Asians and likewise inmates of the Spiritual Jailhiuse, awaiting liberation.

Posted by: Lou Gots at March 14, 2006 5:03 PM
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