March 21, 2016

In Cuba, “Obama looked prouder posing under a portrait of Che Guevara than when ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ plays”

Rebel Staff
 

Today Barack Obama landed in Cuba, the Communist regime that the human rights group Reporters Without Borders calls the worst regime in the western hemisphere when it comes to human rights.

This is an enormous coup for the Castros, who have run Cuba as their personal prison island for more than half a century.

(Hours before Air Force One landed, Cuba’s secret police arrested democracy activists, while others were ordered not to meet with Obama.)

I supposed there are arguably some reasons to engage with Cuba:

More American tourists means more people speaking about freedom; more investment means more free enterprise. Most of it would be skimmed by the Castros, of course.

But America isn't getting, or even asking for, anything in return.

Other than Iran and Cuba you name me a single country that is closer to the United States, more supportive of it now, than when Obama took over from George W. Bush?

 

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commented 2016-03-22 17:01:47 -0400
The only thing missing from this picture is Notely, the Che Guevara groupie!
commented 2016-03-22 12:58:40 -0400
Barry standing under the Che mural . . . thinking fondly of his teenage Mentor . . . Frank Marshal Davis, head of the US Communist Party in the 50s. Wish you were here Frank . . . .
commented 2016-03-22 12:14:48 -0400
All the cryptic global language is now becoming evident! I’d like to slap that smug look off of his face. Obama – the anti-Christ!
commented 2016-03-22 11:24:43 -0400
In his speech in Belin in 2008 Barak Hussein Obama self identified as a “Citizen of the World”. He meant it.
commented 2016-03-22 10:39:42 -0400
The US opening of relations with Cuba means the tourism benefit Canada has enjoyed these past decades will fade away.
commented 2016-03-22 10:31:16 -0400
Obama was a UN plant, as is Junior.
commented 2016-03-22 01:39:55 -0400
Well, Obama just became a president, the people who elected him were looking forward for a change. Hope they’ve got enough of it. From the very beginning it looked like Obama worked for somebody else (not Americans for sure), and it only looks more like this day after day.
commented 2016-03-22 01:31:30 -0400
Obama thinks this will be his legacy, as if everyone will forget the 18 trillion in debt.
commented 2016-03-21 22:50:32 -0400
There is a Ship out bound from Russia, loaded with missiles. It is heading for Cuba, no wonder Whacobama looks happy.
commented 2016-03-21 21:22:54 -0400
He wants to flood America with Cubans now!
commented 2016-03-21 20:46:50 -0400
Here’s to hoping the Cubans poison Barry’s food.
commented 2016-03-21 20:32:04 -0400
This arrogant sod is desperately looking for SOMETHING for his legacy. The fuss he made of TruDOPE, another lame brain like himself, is proof of how out of touch he is.
commented 2016-03-21 20:31:56 -0400
Good thing there’s a negotiator coming in soon; Trump.
Shit will get done.

Ezra’s right; Obummer has done nothing more than give away all the leverage.
Real negotiators use leverage to gain ground; and create win/wins.

@climatefallacy
commented 2016-03-21 20:14:55 -0400
Is anyone really that surprized?
commented 2016-03-21 19:51:27 -0400
Watch, when he gets back, he’ll proudly announce rednecks can have their Havana cigars at domestic prices again – but the cost will be having the Castro brothers run homeland security.
commented 2016-03-21 19:37:04 -0400
Obama scrambling to shore up his legacy.
commented 2016-03-21 19:31:00 -0400
Proud as punch, just like Trudeau when he is kneeling on his prayer rug with his butt in the air facing the gay pride parade.