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  • Jimmy Carter's Ill-Timed Visit to Cuba

    The Castro regime in Cuba currently has three key objectives: The first is to manage its present economic crisis. The second is to protect the stability and longevity of the revolution’s senior leadership as it succumbs to the infirmities of age, cumulated policy failures, corruption, and growing dissent. Finally, the regime aims to insulate the island and the Cuban Revolution from the winds of democratic/popular change that are blowing so strong in the Middle East and elsewhere.

    To advance all three objectives, the Cuban regime extended an invitation to former U.S. President Jimmy Carter to visit Cuba, an invitation the former President unwisely accepted.

    In Cuba between March 28 and 30, Carter will be lectured on the merits of Cuba’s march to “market socialism.” He will likely find these steps to be positive and criticize the U.S. for failing to respond with the removal of travel and trade restrictions.

    By meeting with Raul and possibly Fidel, Carter will help re-legitimate the leaders whose repression of the Cuban people continues unabated. The Cuban regime is currently engaged in a vigorous campaign against what it calls a “cyber-warfare” directed against the regime from abroad and abetted by a handful of U.S.-backed mercenaries on the island.

    The meeting will gloss over the Cuban regime’s unwavering support for Libya’s Muammar Qadhafi and condone the travesty of Fidel’s comparison of U.S.–NATO actions in Libya with the Fascists/Nazi attacks on Republican Spain in the 1930s.

    The visit will undercut the harder line taken by President Obama just last week in Santiago, Chile. There, in his major Latin American policy speech, Obama voiced frustration with the absence of democratic change in Cuba and reminded his audience that the Cuban people are “entitled to the same freedom and liberty as everyone else in this hemisphere.”

    Leaders in Havana will go to pains to show that all that holds back better U.S.–Cuban relations are the misguided policies of Washington. Jimmy Carter will likely concur.

    For the sake of the historical record, it should be recalled that Carter’s previous May 2002 visit to Cuba was followed less than a year later by massive arrests of 75 Cuban dissidents in Cuba’s infamous Black Spring.

    Speculation runs high that Carter may be able to win the release of imprisoned U.S. citizen and aid worker Alan Gross, recently convicted of espionage and made the scapegoat for U.S.-backed pro-democracy efforts in Cuba. Such an action would reaffirm the magnanimous nature of the Castro brothers and deflect criticism away from the regime’s continued tyranny.

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    13 Responses to Jimmy Carter's Ill-Timed Visit to Cuba

    1. Stirling, Pennsylvan says:

      Mr. Carter, please for the sake of America stay in Cuba, and ask your fellow liberals including our president and most of the democratic party to give up their american citizenship for a beach front villa in sunny cuba.. Thank you..

    2. Richard_FL says:

      When will this moron be finally put out to pasture?? He was pathetic as President……………..an embarrasment then and even more of one now.

      Can't they confiscate his passport and keep him in Georgia??……….or probably the citizens of Georgia are just fine having him anywhere but home!!

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    4. Jill-Maine says:

      Maybe when Obama isn't president any more (hopefully soon) he can go to North Korea and Cuba and other communist countries and embarass us just like the first worst presdient is doing.

    5. Marion Leigon Ashevi says:

      Can you tell us anything Carter ever did right, except grow peanuts"

    6. aspergus says:

      Carter is a disgrace to America-and has always been-

      but he's not alone-he has plenty help with that title!!

    7. Bill B LC,NM says:

      This guy was an embarrassment as president and an even more embarrassment after the fact than his brother Billy was to him. He is a left wing lunatic and should help build houses down in Cuba for the rest of his pathetic life.

    8. Leon Lundquist, Dura says:

      Thanks for the data point Ray. These Commie birds of a feather do flock together don't they? Do you suppose this kind of character proof about 'Precident' Carter's true motives will help some Democrats pull their heads out, like maybe the Democratic Party really was usurped by Communists! Gosh! Jimmie 'Mr. Peanut' Carter might just be the First genuine Communist President and his statue should be next to Joseph Stalin's statue in Virginia.

      'Precident' Bill Clinton, "Slick Willie," was the first Manchurain Candidate to actually take over the Presidential Office. I am sure they can work out a compromise, maybe put Uncle Joe's statue in the center and Jimmie, Billie and Barack set vis a vis like Manny, Moe and Jack on TV. 'Precident' Obama is the first one to create a genuine Communist Government. So, yeah! Obama gets center, the 'mo' spot. More Precident!

      Come on! That ain't hateful! Progressives would take it as a compliment.

    9. Kathy O Phoenix says:

      The other Nobel Peace Prize winner. Carter is an embarrassment. I don't know, but I think the nobel peace prize is losing creditbility for me.

    10. Roger S., Mass. says:

      Most of our current foreign policy problems can be traced back to his screaming liberal ineptitude. May he "help" the Cuban Commies — they need all the help they can get. BUT, don't even mention it here! Don't give this guy any more forum than he already gets elsewhere. He's the FORMER Pres., remember? So, who cares what he does and where he does it. That's the only point worth mentioning. If and when any of his drivel finds "serious friends" in current Washington politics there will then be plenty of opportunity to call it out. Until then, it's better to forget he even exists!

    11. Roger S., Mass. says:

      @Kathy O: The Nobel Peace Prize lost most of its credibility years ago, when it was given to Yassir Arafat.

      On a lighter note: Who actually cares what good ole boy Jimmy the Peanut Farmer is doing these days?! Hob-nobbing with the Castros? So what! Let him. There is hardly a thing these days which can make him look any more or less foolish than he already looks. "Benign neglect", IMO, is the only appropriate response. Just forget the guy!

    12. Daniel Rodriguez says:

      This is a Right Wing publication Corect?? I knew right away!

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