There was no shortage of American flags when Elian was in the middle of a tug of war between freedom and slavery. The Congressional Black Caucus was on Castro's side back then too but the people of Miami wanted his freedom.
Elian is back in the clutches of communism.
Former Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega (R), Cuban boy Elian Gonzales and Reverend Lucius Walker of the U.S. sit together during a political rally at the former Moncada military barracks in Santiago de Cuba, July 26, 2003. Today is the 50th anniversary of the assault on the military compound led by Fidel Castro that launched the revolution. REUTERS/Claudia Daut