Wednesday, April 08, 2009

"Fidel Castro to Congressional Black Caucus members: 'How can we help President Obama?'"

Via LA Times blogWow. They are the "only delegation from America that has ever met with President Castro." On her site Barbara Lee (D-CA) says "The purpose of the visit is to discuss bilateral relations and review policies related to trade and commerce with Cuba, and discuss cultural, health and academic exchanges." Mel Watt (D-NC), Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), Marcia Fudge (D-OH), Michael Honda (D-CA), and Laura Richardson (D-CA) also met in Cuba.

See a video of Marcia Fudge speaking after returning from Cuba. She says the Castro brothers and Cuban ministers "want us to understand and respect that they run a nation the way they believe is best, and that there is no one way to run a country, there is no one way that people should live. So I certainly hope that we would think about that as we think about our policy."

Funny that the National Black Caucus is so easy to forgive Fidel Castro - a leader who has imprisioned, slaughtered, and tortured citizens of Cuba - and so slow to forgive the "oppressive white Right" for their "racist" capitalism - which is inherently freer than Communism. I wonder how Fidel would have dealt with the Civil Rights movement if it were in his country.

Rep. Marcia Fudge talks about Cuba

In this video with Barbara Lee, you can tell she's really excited to have met the Great Leader.

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