[Marxism] Richardson advocates dialoque with Cuba, Venezuala

Eli Stephens elishastephens at hotmail.com
Tue Jun 10 07:52:56 MDT 2008


Marv, please don't put words in my mouth:

"You expect him to campaign on behalf of the Cuban Five, and are angry that
he doesn't?"

I never said I expected him to "campaign" on behalf of the Five. A simple 
statement would suffice.

Why is it, by the way, that meeting with terrorists like the CANF and 
specifically Francisco (Pepe) Hernandez is perfectly acceptable behavior for 
Democrats during a campaign, but speaking out on behalf of political prisoners 
imprisoned for OPPOSING terrorism is, according to you, a complete and utter 
no-no even for someone like Richardson who isn't even a candidate (yet, anyway)? 
Don't bother answering, that was a rhetorical question.

I will give you credit for this:

"He wouldn't be Richardson and the Democrats wouldn't be the
Democrats if he did."

You've got that right.

"In fact, the plight of the Cuban Five would almost certainly be addressed in
the context of an overall change in policy towards Cuba of the kind
Richardson and Obama suggest."

Clever the way you conflate Richardson and Obama, as if their positions are the 
same. While Richardson is here calling for an end to the embargo, Obama is not 
only doing no such thing, he's doing the OPPOSITE, stating very openly he plans 
to CONTINUE the embargo until Cuba satisfies "us" (i.e., him) that it has 
"changed" to his liking.



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