Visiting Colombia: Some Secret

By April 18, 2008Trade

The Washington Post’s column-length smirk that goes by “In the Loop” had another keen report this morning:

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has quietly led eight congressional delegations to Colombia in the past six months to promote the great benefits of free trade and win support for the proposed trade agreement with that country.

Quietly? Quietly? The trips have been the subject of regular news releases like this one and this one, mentioned in lots of news coverage , and are, in fact, a regular Administration talking point.

Sometimes in journalese “quietly” is a way of saying, “I haven’t been paying attention, but it’s not my fault.”

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