There he goes again! George W. Bush talked today about Cuba, according to a report from AFP. As usual, he spouted his government's usual right wing rhetoric about Cuba's government. He can talk until he is red in the face, but he is not going to influence developments inside Cuba. That is the task of the Cuban people and its elected government, which is not a "money government" like the one in capitalist USA.
Here are excerpts of his remarks:
"Until there is a change of heart, and a change of compassion, and a change of how the Cuban government treats its people, there is no change at all," Bush said.
"The regime has made empty gestures at reform, but Cuba is still ruled by the same group that has oppressed the Cuban people for almost half a century.
"If Cuba wants to join the community of civilized nations, then Cuban rulers must begin a process of peaceful and democratic change and the first step must be the release of all political prisoners," Bush said.
1) The Cuban government treats its people much better than the US government treats theirs. There are no mendicant children in the streets of the island and not a single inhabitant sleeps on the street. They have a good health care system. Poor people in Cuba live better than poor people in the US.
2) The oppressors were thrown out of Cuba on January 1st, 1959 and now reside in Miami. The Cuban people do not want them to return. They would come back to loot and exploit.
3) Cuba is a proud member of the community of nations. It does not invade defenseless countries to steal their natural resources.
4) Any mercenary living in the island, who receives and/or accepts money from the US government for the purpose of destabilizing the island deserves to be thrown and kept in jail. Cubans will fight subversion coming from the US government.