So, we're going to sit down and negotiate with our harshest enemies, but tell Canada, one of our closest allies, we are unilaterally pulling out of NAFTA?
As Sen. McCain said today, national security and trade issues are: "interconnected with each other." "One of our greatest assets in Afghanistan are our Canadian friends. We need our Canadian friends, and we need their continued support in Afghanistan."
This sort of rhetoric is even making the Democratic leaders in Congress (the ones actually responsible for running our government currently) uncomfortable:
At an event Monday at George Washington University, a moderator asked four House Democrats if any thought it "practical" or a "good idea" to reopen and renegotiate Nafta.
The crew, led by Democratic Caucus head Rahm Emanuel, stared uneasily into the middle distance before submitting "no."
"We'll see if word gets to Ohio," joked the moderator. It didn't, and that's got some grown-ups in the party nervous.
On this issue, a little straight talk is necessary...
UPDATE: McCain's reaction from Texas as covered by the New York Post...