“This is being done because we believe the policy of the past has not worked and we believe the best way to bring democracy and prosperity to Cuba is through a different kind of policy,” a senior administration official told reporters on a conference call under White House ground rules that did not permit the official to be identified.Outraged right wing hacks immediately weighed in with their displeasure, like Democratic Senator Menendez:
“Let’s be clear, this was not a ‘humanitarian’ act by the Castro regime. It was a swap of convicted spies for an innocent American,” said Senator Robert Menendez, Democrat of New Jersey and the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee. “President Obama’s actions have vindicated the brutal behavior of the Cuban government.”So, when do we normalize relations with the North Koreans and set up an embassy? And if not, why not?
OBAMA LIBRE! 12/18/14
Politico paints a picture of the true portrait of an emerging president, finally unencumbered by the messiness of posturing (lying) before elections.
So maybe it's worth throwing this out there. There were interactions between the Weathermen and Cuban intelliegence (back when Obama was 7), the same Cuban intelligence running the 3 spies Obama just released in exchange for Alan Gross (he's already released the other 2 members of the Cuban 5, and we can all believe in this mystery US asset hostage held for 20 years when we see him). Ayers is still proudly a "small-c communist" and openly advocated for Hugo Chavez only a few years back. Of course it's probably racist to even mention their names in the same paragraph. Viva, and onward to our new progressive future!