Saturday, August 08, 2009

Granma: Obama following the irrational policies of his predecessors

2009-08-08 13:14:04

HAVANA, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- The Cuban official daily Granma on Friday accused U.S. President Barack Obama of repeating the "irrational" Cuba policies of his predecessors.

Since Obama took office in January, the U.S. government has imposed sanctions worth more than 365,000 U.S. dollars against Cuba, said Granma in an article.

"This reaffirms the null will from the White House to eliminate an irrational policy, which is condemned by almost all the nations of the world," it said.

"The change announced by Barack Obama does not have much to do with the U.S.-Cuba ties ... as well as with the embargo that the U.S. administrations have kept (against Cuba)," said the article, describing the 47-year-old U.S. embargo against Cuba as a form of "genocide."

Since the victory of the Cuban revolution in 1959, the U.S. administrations have invariably adopted a hostile policy toward Cuba. The United States severed relations with Cuba in 1961 and has imposed economic blockade and restrictive measures on trade with Cuba since 1962.

Editor: Li Shuncheng


JG: his domestic policies are O.K., with the exception of his continuation of the wars of the military-industrial complex in Iraq and Afghanistan, but there is nothing audacious about his Cuba policies. With minimal changes, he has continued the bad policies of George W. Bush. Like his ten predecessors he is a captive of the Miami Cuban Mafia. Do not expect much from Obama when it comes to new Cuba policies. It will be more of the same crap.

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