Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Cuba libre

Noted foreign policy expert decides - gosh darn it - America has had it all wrong for 50 years: "US, Cuba seek to normalize relations after Alan Gross released."

America's enemies will take a lesson: "Rubio on Cuba deal: ‘It puts a price on every American abroad."
“I’m not in favor of the process by which the release was acquired because I think it does set a very dangerous precedent,” Rubio said in an interview with Fox News. “It puts a price on every American abroad. Governments now know that if they take an American hostage they can get very significant concessions from the United States.”
In today's speech, Obama all but admitted that the return of Alan Gross was the linchpin to open up relations with the Communist regime.  Of course, lifting the embargo requires Congressional approval and surely the White House was in close discussions with the Foreign Relations committees, right?

Yeah, right:
Sen. Robert Menendez (N.J.), the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is slamming President Obama over his prisoner swap to release an American held in Cuba.
“President Obama's actions have vindicated the brutal behavior of the Cuban government," Menendez, known for his tough stance on Cuba, said in a statement.
Like I said: he's the expert.


Anonymous said...

Looking to Marco Rubio for sensible mainstream policy input on the Cuba freeze is like seeking Al Sharpton's wisdom on the grand jury process.

If the Republicans want to reinforce their image by playing to 75-year-old Florida Cubans, that's a tactical decision that's sure to pay huge dividends for the next 15 minutes. Shrewd!

Anonymous said...

Looking to Robert Menendez for sensible mainstream policy input on the Cuba freeze is like seeking Anthony Weiner's wisdom on how to take selfies.

siacd999 said...

Great! Another destination for medical tourism where doctors visits will be cheaper than in America. Just in time too, since Obamacare raised insurance rates and Vermont dropped single payer. Pretty soon, if you want to see a doctor under Obamacare in Florida, they'll hand you an inner tube and a paddle and tell you your appointment is 90 miles south.
And let's not forget one of the lesser known contributions to modern Cuban tourism, their sex tourism that's tolerated since it brings in cash the country desperately needs. I expect quite a few Congressmen might make investigative trips there soon.
And I expect to hear the socialist progressives bitching about how American investment will turn Cuba back into some Batista-esque tourist Disneyland within 3 days.