Capital Hill Cubans rips six members of Congress for their hypocritical letter threatening Honduras:
The letter signed by Representatives Bill Delahunt, James McGovern, Sam Farr, Gregory Meeks, Janice Schakowsky, and Xavier Becerra stresses that,
“Unless the coup is ended, President Zelaya is restored, and violations of democracy and human rights are halted, no presidential election conducted in that environment will be recognized as free or fair or legitimate by the United States government and its senior leaders.”
It’s important to remember that each of these Members of Congress has traveled to Cuba on multiple occasions and are leaders in Congressional efforts to unconditionally normalize relations with the Castro regime’s totalitarian dictatorship.
Now, these six Members, who have been historically silent on the daily violations of human rights perpetuated by the Cuban dictatorship, demand that the Honduran government restore democracy and respect human rights?
With what credibility, Congressmen?
And wait — are those democratic conditions they are placing on the Honduran government? In other words, the same “conditionality approach” that they reject regarding U.S. policy towards Cuba?
But the hypocrisy goes beyond Members.
On the same issue, the AP separately reported:
“I think that this trip potentially will muddy the waters even more, and that would not be constructive,” said Joy Olson, executive director of the Washington Office on Latin America, which promotes human rights and democracy. “The danger of this visit is that those supporting the Micheletti government re-entrench.”
Where does the Washington Office on Latin America promote human rights and democracy?
Not in Cuba, that’s for sure, as they actively advocate to unconditionally normalize relations with the Castro dictatorship. And what about the multiple visits by Members of Congress and this organization to Cuba? Doesn’t it legitimize and embolden the Cuban regime?
It’s time to call a spade-a-spade.
Cross-posted at Blog for Cuba