Wednesday, November 09, 2005


Bush Unites the World - Against US

Here's the latest on George "Brain Under Threat of Indictment" Bush's highly successful coalition building efforts. Nobody can say he doesn't inspire folks to join forces for the common good:
UN casts record vote against US embargo on Cuba

By Evelyn Leopold
Tuesday, November 8, 2005; 3:45 PM

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Nearly every country in the U.N. General Assembly told the United States on Tuesday to lift its four-decade old economic embargo against Cuba in a record vote of 182 to 4 with 1 abstention.
(Source: Washington Post [emphasis added.])
Other than pandering to pro-right-wing-dictatorship voters in Florida, can somebody please explain what purpose the Cuba sanctions serve? If free trade encourages human rights in China, why not in Cuba? Or is it just that, unlike China, Fidel Castro doesn't loan the US money to finance the Bush deficit?


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