To show how much his answer pissed me off, I grabbed his whole stack of papers and made a run for the nearest recycling bin -- I just needed a poignant way to show that if you want change, you can't ignore potential allies.
So long as manufacturing executives seek labor arbitrage opportunities, employing U.S. blue-collar workers will be expensive. (American workers, after all, expect such niceties as pensions and health care.)
[Geert Van Moorter, a doctor in the Belgian organization Medicine for
the Third World who was in Baghdad during the U.S. bombing in April,
returned to Baghdad from the beginning of July to mid-August to find
witnesses for war-crimes charges against U.S. Gen. Tommy Franks. He was interviewed in the Belgian weekly newspaper, Solidaire, on Aug. 20.]