Skip to comments.Leahy and Shelby meet with Raul Castro in Cuba
Posted on 02/25/2012 5:40:31 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
Sen. Patrick Leahy met with Cuban President Raul Castro Thursday, but the Vermont Democrat was unable to convince the Cuban leader to release jailed U.S. contractor Alan Gross currently serving a 15 year sentence in Havana for smuggling in illegal communications equipment and attempting to set up an Internet network that could escape government detection...
"They are going to be drilling for oil," said Leahy, "and I hope they find it and will not be dependent on Venezuela for oil," and that's also why he's encouraging cooperation between the two countries.
Leahy said he would be meeting with President Obama on his return to Washington and asked Castro if he had any objection to his sharing the contents of their conversation with the him.
"Absolutely not," was his response, said Leahy.
The delegation goes to Haiti later today.
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Trying to negotiate with communists is stupid. You'd think Republicans would understand that fact.
The Cubans will be drilling for oil? Or will it be the Chinese drilling in Cuban waters for oil?
Does Leaky know?
My thought exactly. My second thought is to remember that Richard Shelby isn't a conservative, but merely an opportunist who is always looking for the main chance. He switched parties in '94 and he's been wishy-washy ever since. Once a turn-coat ...