During the reign of George W. Bush, a duo in his incompetent and reactionary administration was at the top of the pyramid which has always tried to undermine Cuba’s right to independence and national sovereignty. They were Otto Reich and John Bolton. They were more right wing than the infamous U.S. Senator Jesse Helms, who was the point man of American imperialism in its ideological and economic war against Cuba and who, unfortunately, was embraced by former president Bill Clinton. These two individuals were so bad, that during Bush’s tenure, the U.S. Senate refused to confirm them to jobs which GWB had assigned to them.
They are, of course, now gone, after our new 44th President was sworn in last Tuesday.
John Bolton tried to accuse Cuba of manufacturing biological weapons which could be used for a “terrorist” attack on the United States. Fawning sycophants in the Democratic Party, led by U.S. Senator Robert Menéndez became cheerleaders for the idiotic patrañas mouthed by Bolton, when the U.S. Senator from New Jersey declared that “I am happy to see that the [Bush] administration has finally come forth with an acknowledgement of Cuba’s capabilities. Cuba’s biotechnology industry is not just for medical reasons… I think they could be making a variety of things, from anthrax to smallpox to other agents. ”
Should Mr. Menendez make an appointment with a shrink to treat his paranoia?
Was George W. Bush, with the help of Mr. Menéndez’ dutiful cheerleading, planning to use the groundless claims of Mr. Bolton as an excuse to launch a pre-emptive attack on Cuba during 2002 and 2003?
The duo, and their master in the Oval Office are now gone, but the cheerleader is still serving in the U.S. Senate. Time to get rid of him too in the next election!