Wednesday, September 30, 2009

How they say "Thank you" in Havana

"In a 20-minute speech to the United Nations General Assembly, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said that despite the election of Barack Obama, not much has changed in the relationship between Cuba and the U.S. . . . While the foreign minister applauded the lifting of restrictions that limited the transfer of funds between families in the U.S. and Cuba, he insisted it was not enough. "These measures are a positive step, but they are extremely limited and insufficient,'' he said. "Nor has there been any signal indicating that the U.S. government is ready to put an end to the immoral practice, which has increased in recent days, of the misappropriation of Cuban funds that have been frozen in American banks and of other goods based on orders by venal judges who are violating their own laws. ... The essential thing is that the economic, commercial and financial blockade of Cuba remains intact.''

This is the thanks Obama gets for his efforts to liberalize our relations with the Castro brothers. But, you can assume Obama will keep trying to satisfy the ungrateful Cuban dictators.

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