Thursday, February 21, 2008

Trade Not Aid

The African nation of Liberia is sending George Bush a message: "more trade, less aid".

That statement contains a truth that would greatly improve American foreign policy. As a world superpower, America should ideally aim to be neither an aggressor (wars, invasions) nor an overt paternal figure (handing out lots of aid). Instead, it should focus on maintaining friendly relations with other nations, focusing on trade and commerce carried out in a spirit of honest friendship with no coercion.

The brief reference to "Africom" in the article has me wondering what "Africon" is up to.

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