Tuesday, April 25, 2006

I ask the same question

The Miami Herald reports that a Cuban American in California asked President Bush how can we trade with China and Vietnam, but not allow visits to Cuba. This Cuban American was asking because he believes that visits to the island would topple The Bearded Stooge, while Bush argued that "trade enables a tyrant to stay in power."

"Trade enables a tyrant to stay in power." I agree. So then I have to ask, how can we not allow visits to Cuba, but trade with China and Vietnam? It's clear that visits nor trade has "toppled" the repressive undemocratic regimes in this country. Trade enables a tyrant to stay in power.

Indeed. China and Vietnam are living examples. Next question?

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