Throw Away the Key 0
Bill Press believes that America has abdicated its right to fulminate about “human rights.”
For decades, American politicians have denounced human rights violations in Cuba. With good cause, they’ve accused the Castro brothers of rounding up political prisoners, torturing them, and detaining them for years with no charges filed and no access to a criminal trial.
But, as true as they may be, American politicians can no longer make those charges. Because the worst human rights violator in Cuba today is not the Castro regime, it’s us. It’s the U.S. government at our prison at the United States Naval Station Guantanamo Bay; first, under George W. Bush, and now, under Barack Obama.
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Remember that, when President Obama tried to close Gitmo, that old white men in Congress kept him from doing so.
As an old white man. I’m quite fed up with old white men.