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On This Date in History (a day late) – Cuba’s Castro plays Jimmy Carter for a fool

Our apologies for being a day late with this entry, but we seemed to have missed this news article yesterday.

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On this date in history, President Jimmy Carter foolishly ignored the history and the reality of Cuba's vile and murderous apartheid Castro regime and attempted to play nice with the criminal butchers in Havana. The outcome--as it always is when dealing with the Fidel Castro mafia--was not pretty.

Via The Week:

March 24, 1977: Making good on a 1976 campaign promise, President Jimmy Carter authorized direct diplomatic talks with communist Cuba. But the U.S.-Cuban talks went nowhere, resulting in nasty words between Washington and Havana — and the 1980 Mariel boat lift, in which Cuba's Communist leader, Fidel Castro authorized the emigration of more than 100,000 Cubans to Florida. The exodus eventually hurt Carter when it was discovered that Castro used the boat lift to ship prison inmates and patients from Cuban mental hospitals. The Mariel boat lift was subsequently ended by mutual agreement between the two governments in October 1980.

1 comment to On This Date in History (a day late) – Cuba’s Castro plays Jimmy Carter for a fool

  • asombra

    Ah, the Plains Pharisee (who could hardly be plainer). The proverbial whitewashed sepulcher, externally white but internally foul and rotting. I doubt he's ever felt guilt for any of his multiple disastrously bad moves, such as propitiating or enabling horrendously bad regimes in Iran and Venezuela. He's certainly shown no shame or remorse, but rather the opposite, forever playing the great if unappreciated statesman ready to solve (or certainly meddle in) any and all international problems. The hubris is humongous. For all his sanctimony, not to mention the eternal inbred-idiot grin, he's simply contemptible--or beneath contempt.