Bush's Commerce Secretary and Irony
Carlos M. Gutierrez, Secretary of Commerce, on the Diane Rhem show on Tues and speaking about Cuba. From his mouth to the Republican Party's ears: (paraphrasing)
"We support the people of Cuba and recognize that their economic position is dire, but we will not provide to the Cuban governnment the means to act against our interests."
So in the meantime people suffer but that's just too bad - America's geopolitical interests trump all.
Does this not sound like the Democrats position wrt Bush's effort to prolong the occupation of Iraq? Except, of course, that part where it is actually Republican interests that are served in Iraq, not American interests.
Come to think of it, that's probably true about Cuba as well.