Sunday, September 7, 2008

Cuba Free to Suffer Catastrophic Hurricane Damage

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice said it's not wise to end the trade embargo with Cuba. The problems involve Cuba's holding of political prisoners and their lack of free and fair elections.

Never mind that President George W. Bush just visited an Asian Communist country committing the same sins. Like Cuba, China has one political party and holds numerous political prisoners, some elderly women who simply applied to protest the loss of their homes to new Olympic venues.

Hurricanes Gustav and Ike devastated large parts of Cuba. So which countries will help them rescue those in danger, feed and house those who lost their homes, and provide resources to help people rebuild their lives? Russia has billions in energy related cash. Might they want to use Cuba to crank up the restarted Cold War?