Excerpt from President Bush’s remarks at Tuesday’s dedication of the Victims of Communism Memorial near Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
Remembering those victims:
They include Chinese killed in the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution; Cambodians slain in Pol Pot’s Killing Fields; East Germans shot attempting to scale the Berlin Wall in order to make it to freedom; Poles massacred in the Katyn Forest; Ethiopians slaughtered in the Red Terror; Miskito Indians murdered by Nicaragua’s Sandinista dictatorship; and Cuban balseros who drowned escaping tyranny.
Mr. President, your failure to name the tyranny the Cuban Balseros were escaping from is an insult to the memory of the victims of that tyranny. That tyranny has a name, it is fidel castro, raul castro, che guevara and their henchmen. They are guilty of horrific crimes against humanity: mass murder, torture, concentration camps, slavery, and the systematic denial of all human rights to the citizens of Cuba.
Call castro what he is, a mass murderer. I’m outraged the this omission.
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