Monday, May 17, 2010

Blum: Anti-Communism, alive and well

William Blum, Foreign Policy Journal, May 15, 2010

Anti-communism continues to have a detrimental effect upon the intelligence and honesty of Americans. In April, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stated that the Castro brothers “do not want to see an end to the embargo and do not want to see normalization with the United States because they would then lose all the excuses for what hasn’t happened in Cuba in the last 50 years.”[1]

She doesn’t believe that herself. But she thinks the rest of us are stupid enough to swallow it. If she did believe it, she’d advocate normalization of US-Cuban relations just to stick it to the Castros and show them up for the frauds she says they are. In effect the American Secretary of State declared that the central element of U.S. Cuba policy for 50 years has done exactly the opposite of what it was intended to accomplish. Washington, for all practical purposes, has been a loyal — if unwitting — ally of the Havana regime.

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