While Obama is busy blaming the country he is governing for Cuba’s “lack of technology,” Congress is strongly rejecting his ridiculous proposal over ending the 50-year trade embargo against the communist state of Cuba. It’s sure not looking like Congress is about to compromise the sanction, let alone totally abolish it.
Obama has recently bashed America by standing with Cuba and stating:
I believe in the free flow of information. Unfortunately, our sanctions on Cuba have denied Cubans access to technology that has empowered individuals around the globe.
Yeah… I think the real blame is on Cuba’s leaders since they believe wholeheartedly in Communism, which WE (not including Obama) don’t.
When Castro and Obama were simultaneously announcing their plans to the citizens of their countries, Castro still managed to completely praise communism by saying that lifting the embargo would help “resolve differences through negotiations without renouncing to even one of our principles.” He continued, saying that it would also help in “the actualization of our economic model to construct a prosperous and sustainable socialism.”
During the speech, Obama explained why he and Castro decided to do a prisoner swap and release both the USAID worker Alan Gross, who was subjected to abuse in Cuban prison for attempting to connect Cuban Jews to the Internet, and 3 Cuban spies convicted of crimes in the U.S. Obama seemed to show a lot of respect for the spies and communism as he addressed them by their first names and said it was a promise kept by “Comrade Fidel.”
While I am truly happy that Gross has been released and can now be with his family again, I’m not the only one who thinks that Obama needs to work on his negotiation skills. Sen. Bob Menendez, New Jersey Democrat, is a Cuban-American lawmaker and said this is a moment of “profound relief” for Gross and his family. But he voiced concerns that this allows a “swap of convicted spies for an innocent American.”
President Obama’s actions have vindicated the brutal behavior of the Cuban government. Trading Mr. Gross for three convicted criminals sets an extremely dangerous precedent. It invites dictatorial and rogue regimes to use Americans serving overseas as bargaining chips.