How Obama’s ‘innocent’ handshake with Cuba’s executioner becomes propaganda
Some people just can't understand what all the fuss is about over Obama's handshake with Cuba's dictator Raul Castro. Many see it as an innocent and unplanned occurrence borne of diplomatic protocol and simple manners and that may very well be the case. What they fail to see, however, is how this "innocent" handshake can quickly become unfettered propaganda for Cuba's vile and murderous dictatorship and its quest to have the U.S. lift sanctions against their criminal enterprises.
A perfect example of this comes from Barbara Walters, who upon seeing the handshake immediately launched into an uninformed and completely fallacious argument of how the U.S. should unilaterally concede to the lawless Castro dictatorship and lift sanctions.
Barbara Walters Uses Mandela’s Funeral to Lobby for Ending America’s ‘Ridiculous’ Policy Towards Cuba
View journalist Barbara Walters on Tuesday used Nelson Mandela’s funeral as a way to push for normalization of relations with Cuba. Absolutely struck by the fact that Barack Obama shook hands with President Raul Castro, Walters lectured, “The significance is that maybe this may change our relations with Cuba after 50 years, because it seems a little ridiculous to me that we recognize China and our relationship but we still do not have a relationship with Cuba.” [See video below.]
She enthused that the footage of Obama and Castro was “old enemies…shaking hands.” The host hyped, “It’s historic.” Walters has a history of touting communist leaders.
In 2002, she traveled to Cuba and fawned, “For Castro, freedom starts with education. And if literacy alone were the yardstick, Cuba would rank as one of the freest nations on Earth. The literacy rate is 96 percent.”
In 2007, she thrilled over the “warm,” “dignified,” “friendly” Hugo Chavez.
A transcript of the December 10 segment is below:
BARBARA WALTERS [On Mandela]: Everything about him was interesting. But to see some old enemies, maybe, shaking hands. Like it's been 50 years since we had relations with Cuba and there was President Obama shaking hands with Raul Castro and that's --
SHERRI SHEPHERD: It just shows you his impact.
WALTERS: That’s historic.
JENNY MCCARTHY: Even after his death, he’s bringing people together.
WALTERS: Let me just finish this while I’m on it. The significance is that maybe this may change our relations with Cuba after 50 years because it seems a little ridiculous to me that we recognize China and our relationship but we still do not have a relationship with Cuba. So maybe something -- something -- if Mandela could forgive maybe we could --
WHOOPI GOLDBERG: I think so. Yeah, yeah. All right. This is the most -- this is the first time this many heads of state have been in one place.
See the video HERE.