Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The Clueless Seven (heart) Cuba

Barry's buddies (7 members of the Congressional Black Caucus ) decided to fly down for a visit with the Castro brothers in Cuba.

Unfortunately, the U.S. lawmakers' hearts did not make the trip to plea for the 300+ Cuban prisoners of conscience listed by Amnesty International or the hundreds of dissidents working from their homes under the watch of a totalitarian regime. Or the lack of civil rights in a country with a majority black and mixed-race population ruled by an overwhelmingly white gerontocracy.

Instead, the Seven showed their compassion for the ''Five Heroes'' - the Cuban government's spies captured in Miami, including one sentenced for conspiracy for murder.

The shear audacity of our congressmen to "make nice" with such a regime is incomprehensible. Even more absurd is that the Seven are worried about human rights for enemies, but not for the true prisoners of this dictatorship.

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