At his joint press conference with Raul Castro this afternoon, President Obama found common ground: “President Castro, I think, has pointed out that in his view making sure that everybody is getting a decent education or health care, has basic security and old age, that those things are human rights as well. I personally would not disagree with him. But it doesn’t detract from some of these other concerns. And the goal of the human rights dialogue is not for the United States to dictate to Cuba how they should govern themselves, but to make sure that we are having a frank and candid conversation around this issue. And hopefully that we can learn from each other.”
Unfortunately, the learning in this case has gone all the wrong way. Human rights in the United States. Human rights in Cuba. Who’s to say?
Let’s have a frank and candid discussion. Let’s discuss the disgrace Barack Obama has brought on the United States of America.