Today, U.S. Senator Barack Obama speaks before the representatives of the Cuban American National Foundation (CANF) in Miami.
CANF was a creation of Ronald Reagan. His capitalist government created it because the United States has an intense and innate HATRED toward any government that is socialistic in nature. When a socialist government comes to power, the intense capitalist exploitation of the people comes to an end. That is what happened in Cuba, when the Cuban people overthrew, by force of arms, the corrupt government of General Fulgencio Batista, who came to power via coup de etat. The United States government never repudiated that undemocratic way of coming to power, despite their constant claims and attempts to fool you into believing that they are in favor of "freedom and democracy." Don't you beleive it. A capitalist government is only interested in ONE THING: how much money they can take from you via their usual scams and frauds.
A word about Senator Barack Obama. I personally believe that he would be an improvement over George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, or candidates John McCain and Hillary Clinton. But we have to realize that politicians say one thing when running as a candidate and then, many times, do the opposite when they are in office.
During the presidency of Jimmy Carter, there were noticeably improvements in relations between Cuba and the United States, because Carter was and is a man of honor and ethics. The jury is still out on Barack Obama. I believe that he will follow in the footsteps of Jimmy Carter and Franklin D. Roosevelt's Good Neighbor Policy. We will have to wait to pass judgment on his actions.
If Senator Barack Obama continues to support the genocidal and inhuman blockade/embargo against the Cuban people, then he may not be any different than the Clinton's or the Bush's.
We will have to wait. We know his words. What we really need to see are his actions, if he is elected president.