Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Florida lawmaker: Lift the hold on Cuba funds

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-FL, struck back Wednesday, urging Sen. John Kerry to unfreeze $20 million in democracy funds for Cuba.
She said:
U.S. democracy promotion programs in Cuba advance our foreign policy goals of helping to bring freedom to the Cuban people and to facilitate a transition to democracy. It is regrettable that Senator Kerry would block continued funding for these efforts.

Senator Kerry has suggested that U.S. democracy promotion programs provoked the Cuban regime into wrongfully imprisoning a U.S. citizen who was helping the Cuban people overcome the dictatorship’s censorship. I believe this demonstrates a lack of understanding of the brutal nature of the Havana tyranny. It is my hope that Senator Kerry will reconsider his position.

2 comments:

Rich Haney said...

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, entrenched in the U. S. Congress from Miami since 1989 when Jeb Bush (on his way to his two-term governorship of Florida and his presidential bid in 2016, was, of course, her Campaign Manager) is Chair of the House Foreign Relations Committee, and there are a lot of foreign affairs other than Cuba that deserve the Cuban-born Congresswoman's attention. She says, "It is my hope that Senator Kerry will reconsider his position" (regarding opening the spigot for more millions in tax dollars to undermine Cuba). Jim DeFede, the great columnist for the Miami Herald, wrote a famous column that literally pleaded for Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen to reconsider her incredible support of famed terrorists known for attacking Cuba. In the U. S. it is usually not politically correct or media savvy to point out such things but to gain a proper perspective on Ros-Lehtinen's hubris toward her native island from her safe haven in Miami and the U. S. Congress, google "Jim DeFede's Terrorism is Terrorism Column." DeFede wanted to ask her if she felt terrorism against Cuba was OK but terrorism elsewhere was not but he says she refused to respond although he was the very popular columnist in her hometown Miami Herald. When she comes front and center against Kerry on Cuban issues, maybe some other journalist should ask her that question and a few others...as opposed to always pampering her anti-Cuban rants.

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