Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Um . . .

from NY Times, 10/23/07

Bush to Warn Cuba on Plan for Transition

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 — President Bush is planning to issue a stern warning Wednesday that the United States will not accept a political transition in Cuba in which power changes from one Castro brother to another, rather than to the Cuban people.

We don't accept their government at all. We have an embargo against them. What will he be warning Cuba of? His stern disapproval? Will he really "not accept a political transition"? When he speaks strongly to Cuba about democratic reforms, will he pretend he's addressing Fidel & not Raul?


Don said...

25% Approval.
100% Stupid.
That's our Dub.

Anonymous said...

Bush, whose conservative base is eroding, is trying to drum up support from the Cuban American community.
The fact that he feels a need to do this may indicate that behind the scenes things have gotten very bad for him. I.e., he knows just how thin is the ice he's standing on.--s29

vacuous said...

I read (in a reputable source) that the government has plans in place to send troops into Cuba when Castro dies, in order to "assist them in their transition to Democracy." Why we have the right to do that is not explained, nor are any comparisons drawn with Iraq, where we are staying, unwanted my the majority of Iraqis, because we want to "spread Democracy." There's a contradiction for you!

Anonymous said...

Certainly a tempting target. The likelihood of significant resistance is low. Most Cubans wouldn't mind if "America comes here." However, the dogs of war have a way of turning and biting those who loose them.--s29