WATCH A-JHAD, WATCH KIM, HELL, WATCH CASTRO. JUST DON'T WATCH YOUR WALLET
President Bush "has ratcheted up pressure on Cuba to speed the demise of its communist leaders, Fidel Castro and his brother, interim president Raul Castro."And who, you may ask, leads this "Commission"? Why, none other than Condoleeza Rice and Commerce Secretary, Carlos Gutierrez. You know, it's one thing for governmental officials to earmark dollars for pet causes. And it's another for them to engage in electioneering while in office.
The head of US prosecuters in Florida announced creation of a task force made up of officials from several US agencies, which "will strengthen enforcement of sanctions against the Castro regime with the aim of hastening a transition to democracy in Cuba. We will do our part to effectuate president Bush's mandate to speed this transition."
Additionally, "creation of the task force was recommended by a presidential Commission for Assistance to a Free Cuba, which also backed the Cuba Fund for a Democratic Future, a two-year, 80-million-dollar program."
But when both are occurring simultaneously -- and transparently -- well that's kleptocracy, pure & simple. These bastards don't deserve to sit in office. They need to be booted, and two years is too long to wait. Maybe a shift in the power of Congress can facilitate it.
When you vote in 4 weeks, remember to ask yourself where the hell your earnings, savings, and tax dollars are going. And when you answer, remember to pull that lever. Hard.