Former Cuban President Dictator Fidel Castro has criticized Senator and presumptive Democrat Presidential nominee Barack Obama’s Cuba policy. Note, Castro is 81 years old and has not been seen publicly since July 2006 because of illness.
In a column published Monday by government-run newspapers, Castro said Obama was “the most-advanced candidate in the presidential race,” but noted that he has not dared to call for altering U.S. policy toward Cuba.
“Obama’s speech can be translated as a formula for hunger for the country,” Castro wrote, referring to Obama’s remarks last week to the influential Cuban American National Foundation in Miami.
Obama said he would maintain the nearly fifty-year-old trade sanctions against Cuba as leverage to push for democratic change on the island. But he also vowed to ease restrictions on Cuban Americans traveling to Cuba and sending money to relatives.
He repeated his willingness to meet with Raul Castro, who in February succeeded his elder brother Fidel to become the nation’s first new leader in 49 years.
Castro said Obama’s proposals for letting well-off Cuban Americans help poorer relatives on the island amounted to “propaganda for consumerism and a way of life that is unsustainable.”
He complained that Obama’s description of Cuba as “undemocratic” and “lacking in respect for liberty and human rights” was the same argument previous U.S. administrations “have used to justify their crimes against our homeland.”
Obama’s Cuban policy is nothing but a PANDER BEAR anyway, attempting to siphon off Cuban American votes in Florida. McCain will own Florida and voters will NOT hear anymore of the mild appeasement towards Cuban families. But, Obama and the Democrats have tried to WEASEL their way to Florida Cuban votes albeit unsuccessfully.
The Cuban dictatorial government is teetering on complete failure. A few more years of the embargo, the Cuban people will throw out Raul Castro and Cuba will become free.
The government has had to crack down on dissidents even today.
A free Cuba is a matter of time.
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