Kristof: Stop Antagonizing the World

Nicholas Kristof has a column today in the New York Times, “Better Roses Than Cocaine,” in favor of the proposed free-trade agreement with Colombia, and debunking common claims made against it.   We earlier described how House leaders pushed through special tax breaks for an oil company controlled by Venezuela’s anti-American dictator, even as they seek to undermine Colombia’s pro-American government and block a deal that would spur even more economic growth here than in Colombia.   The Washington Post, in an editorial, also questioned why they’re helping Venezuela’s “repressive government” while attacking Colombia’s “democratic government.”