February 6, 2009 4:01 AM

Commentary: 'Buy American' clause should be dropped

Forget about Iraq, the Middle East or searching for a new White House puppy. President Barack Obama's first key decision will be whether to support a "Buy American" clause. It is strongly supported by his Democratic Party and labor unions, but U.S. allies say it would trigger a trade war like the one that led to the Great Depression.

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