Now *there’s* the willfully-obnoxious Cuba regime we’ve grown accustomed to!

    (Via NTCNews) It’s so nice to see that some people keep up with the old traditions… Cuba rejects OAS membership, official says HAVANA, Cuba (CNN) — Cuba will not rejoin the Organization of American States, even though the multinational organization has lifted the 47-year-old suspension of the country’s membership, a Cuban official said Thursday. Ricardo Alarcon, president of the National Assembly, made the announcement to | Read More »

    What’s behind the need to close Gitmo???

    I’ve always been curious about the motivation behind the left’s desperate desire to remove prisoners from Guantanamo Bay Cuba. The explanation that we shouldn’t have prisons outside of the US is belied by Obama’s continuation of the Rendition Program as well as the prison that we’re running in Afghanistan. Well, I guess that it’s pretty obvious now why. It looks like Obama is setting up to continue | Read More »

    Shiving Raul.

    Apparently Fidel Castro doesn’t quite understand that the best thing that he could do for Cuba right now is, well, die: Fidel Castro: Obama ‘misinterpreted’ Raul’s words HAVANA – Fidel Castro says President Barack Obama “misinterpreted” his brother Raul’s remarks regarding the United States and bristled at the suggestion that Cuba should free political prisoners or cut taxes on dollars people send to the island. | Read More »

    Rep Chris Smith (R, NJ) breaks out the big guns on Cuba

    Wow. David Freddoso reports this at NRO’s the corner. Fireworks on House Foreign Relations With an unusually dramatic display of placards bearing the photographs of Cuban political prisoners, Rep. Chris Smith (R, N.J.) began by urging Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to demand their unconditional release. This was the calm, bipartisan moment before the fireworks. Smith then questioned her rather vigorously over her reception of | Read More »

    Barack Obama: The Soft on Tyranny President

    In May of 2008 when Barack Obama was running for president he made a stop in Miami, Florida, a place well known for being a hotbed of anti-Castro, anti-communist sentiment. Miami is a place where many thousands of self-exiled Cubans settled after they fled a life of religious and political oppression and torture at the hands of Cuban communist dictator Fidel Castro. While in Miami | Read More »

    Today’s Podcast: Tea Parties, the Bush Six, and International Affairs.

    I did my twice-monthly radio podcast with Fausta – we discussed Tea Parties, Cuba, the “Bush Six,” pirates of Somalia, the Vatican’s rejection/non-rejection of pro-choice ambassadors, the DHS rightwing extremist issue, and even a quick mention of IL-05. And, oh yeah, I sneered at the pro-torture Left. Just because I felt like it. Podcast and the various links mentioned after the fold. I would like | Read More »

    End of the Cuba Embargo?

    Very possibly. From Fausta: Cuba: U.S. Embargo to End? The Fifth Summit of the Americas is coming up next week, on April 17-19 in Trinidad-Tobago. The Summit’s theme is “Securing Our Citizens’ Future by Promoting Human Prosperity, Energy Security and Environmental Sustainability.” It will be interesting to watch what the Obama administration has planned for the Summit regarding Cuba. As readers may recall, last February | Read More »

    (Cartoon) – CBC = Cuban Black Caucus???

    Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) Has No Problems With Repressive, Murderous Dictatorships

    This is un-freakin’-believable. Holy cow. NPR interviews Congressman Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) about the Congressional Black Caucus’s visit to Cuba. Brown’s comments have gotten little play and, in fact, what should have been the money quote is totally ignored by NPR. At the 2 minute mark in the interview, the reporter Melissa Block asks, “Well, Congressman, you well know that supporters of current Cuba policy, supporters | Read More »

    The Cuban situation about to get depressingly worse?

    If you saw the CBC members’ visit to the Castro regime and winced (I’m sorry, but I can’t describe what happened there without using the word ‘slobbering’), I’m afraid that I have bad news for you: there may be more provocations to follow. Via Kausfiles, a reminder about how this regime operates: …whenever it looked as if Cuba was on the path to rejoining the | Read More »

    Black Caucus Gives Castro Attention, Ammunition

    Update: I see this is now getting more coverage. Check out the Politico and the LA Times. The Congressional Black Caucus has again sent a delegation to meet with Raul Castro and talk about the need to end the U.S. embargo on that country. And at least according to Fidel Castro, they were just as eager to apologize for America’s sins as Barack Obama has | Read More »

    Castro: Obama’s Implementing My Vision

    I’ve never argued that Barack Obama is a communist, but Fidel Castro seems to recognize a fellow traveler. Castro endorses calls for an end to the U.S. embargo against Cuba and writes: If President Barack Obama travels the world asserting, as he did in his very own country, that it is necessary to invest the sums needed to pull out of the financial crisis, to | Read More »

    Obama: The Worst Chess Player Ever

    It has been announced that Medvedev and Putin, they dynamic duo of the new Communist Russia have reached, or nearly reached agreements with Cuba and Venezuela to host Russian strategic bombers.  Now, while many readers are thinking to themselves that this is going to be Cuban Missile Crisis Part Two, a few things should first be examined.  While JFK was untested as a president, he was well tested | Read More »

    Senator Menendez (D, NJ) being recalcitrant over spending bill.

    He doesn’t approve of the spending bill’s change in Cuba policy (Via Dan Riehl): :The Menendez rebellion was a jolt of political reality for Reid, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Obama, signaling that the solidarity of the stimulus debate is fading as Democratic lawmakers are starting to read the fine print of the bills they will wrestle with in the coming weeks and months, | Read More »

    Moderates in the Taliban?

    “There may be opportunities to reach out to moderates in the Taliban, but the situation in Afghanistan is more complicated than the challenges the American military faced in Iraq, Obama said.” The above quote from President Obama puzzles me. I don’t know that there are any “moderates” in the Taliban. What exactly constitutes a moderate? Is it someone that just wants to kill some of | Read More »