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First Russia, then Iran, now Cuba: One More Very Bad Deal Brokered by the Obama Administration
Sen. Ted Cruz ^ | December 17, 2014 | Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted on 12/17/2014 11:42:28 PM PST by WhiskeyX

WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today released the following statement regarding the President’s announcement to change U.S. policy with Cuba and lift economic embargos.

“We rejoice that Alan Gross’ wrongful imprisonment by the brutal Castro regime has finally come to an end, and that he will be able to spend the holidays with his loved ones. But make no mistake, although we are glad Alan is now free, the agreement the Obama Administration has entered into with the Castro regime has done nothing to resolve the underlying problem. Indeed, it has made it worse.

“Fidel and Raul Castro have just received both international legitimacy and a badly-needed economic lifeline from President Obama. But they remain in control of a totalitarian police state modeled on their old state sponsor, the Soviet Union. Their government can continue to detain individuals like Alan Gross indefinitely without process—as the many political prisoners still languishing in the Castros’ prisons can attest. They retain their close, long-standing ties with hostile nations, notably Russia, Iran, North Korea and Venezuela. They will continue their support for terrorist organizations from FARC to Hezbollah and Hamas.

“The President spoke today about a new era for relations between American and the Cuban people, but these circumstances do not bode well for either. We have seen how previous Obama administration attempts at rapprochement with rogue regimes like Russia and Iran have worked out, with our influence diminished and our enemies emboldened. Now they are revisiting this same disastrous policy with the Castros, blind to the fact that they are being played by brutal dictators whose only goal is maintaining power. And if history be our guide, the Castros will exploit that power to undermine America and oppress the Cuban people. First Russia, then Iran, now Cuba – this is one more very, very bad deal brokered by the Obama Administration.”

TOPICS: Cuba; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; US: California; US: Texas; War on Terror
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1 posted on 12/17/2014 11:42:28 PM PST by WhiskeyX
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To: WhiskeyX

Where does it stop? This assclown isn’t going to be happy until the ISIS flag flies above the White Hut.

2 posted on 12/17/2014 11:46:55 PM PST by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: Veggie Todd

He’s got two more years. That’s probably time enough to get ISIS into the WH.

3 posted on 12/18/2014 2:59:16 AM PST by livius
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