SHAME: What Obama is about to do will be a global EMBARRASSMENT…
I’ve postulated the best way for President Barack Obama to maintain his “campaign promise” to shut down the unlawful enemy combatant detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba would be to turn it over to Castro. Now we’ve seen President Obama declare normalization of relations with Cuba and open up diplomatic relations with the island nation.
This is still a Cuba where you can be imprisoned, and potentially executed, for speaking out against the government. This is still a Cuba that harbors criminals who fled from the United States, refusing to extradite them. If we are indeed in a state of normal relations with Cuba, then the special “wet foot, dry foot” asylum rule should be terminated. Reports are now that Cubans, fearing such, are crossing over into South America and blazing a trail through Central America, Mexico and then into the United States — why not, seems everyone else is.
Now, we’ll hear the truism that the definition of insanity is to continue doing the same thing and expect different results — agreed. But ask yourselves, what exactly has Cuba done to evidence it’s changing? Once again, President Obama is so willing to say he did something no one else has done that he’ll surrender the moral high ground. Case in point, the Iranian nuclear agreement, which has been so severely violated that it’s as Hitler said to Chamberlain, “it is nothing but a piece of paper”; sadly, Chamberlain thought he had an agreement that would mean “peace in our time.” This is what happens when you send sheep to do business with wolves — they get eaten. I’m quite sure Obama’s acolytes and loyal disciples would decry Richard Nixon going to China; yep well, Obama also can claim — like Nixon — to be a rather imperial president.