CUBA….Via TPM, here’s a preview of John McCain’s planned
pander speech on Cuba today:
“Just a few years ago, Senator Obama had a very clear view on Cuba,” McCain will say, according to prepared excerpts, then quoting Obama saying that normalization of relations would improve conditions for the Cuban people.
“Now Senator Obama has shifted positions and says he only favors easing the embargo, not lifting it. He also wants to sit down unconditionally for a presidential meeting with Raul Castro. These steps would send the worst possible signal to Cuba’s dictators — there is no need to undertake fundamental reforms, they can simply wait for a unilateral change in US policy.”
The jokes just write themselves, don’t they? For a guy of McCain’s age, I guess that half a century of failure is just the blink of an eye. So why not give it another half century?