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Quote of the Day: Cleaver: “If There is Repression in Cuba We Didn’t See It”

April 10th, 2009 by mopns · No Comments

HOW ABOUT THE FACT THAT THEY CAN’T VOLUNTARILY LEAVE THE COUNRTY MORON!!!!!

From Human Events.com (2nd story)

While a lot of commentators have talked about the Congressional Black Caucus’s trip to Cuba, few have paid any attention to comments made by Congressman Emanuel Cleaver to NPR’s Melissa Block.

At the 2 minute mark in the interview, reporter Melissa Block asks, “Well, Congressman, you well know that supporters of current Cuba policy, supporters of the embargo, say if you lift sanctions you are going to just aid and justify a repressive regime, you are going to kill any hope of democracy — that regime will just use more resources to become more oppressive than it already is.”

Cleaver’s response: “Well, the world operates at its best when there’s diversity. Every nation does not need to be like the United States.  And, frankly, we already have ties to diplomatic nations.  And, frankly, if there is repression in Cuba we didn’t see it.

Block then pointed out that Cleaver did not meet with any Cuban dissidents at all during the entire trip.  Cleaver’s response was that “it’s not going to be helpful for us to throw our fingers in the face of the Cuban leadership while we’re saying to them dialogue is possible.” Read more…

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CNN Politics.com: Congressman denies Castro’s ‘racist’ claim

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