U.S. colludes with tyranny

I have been stewing over the story of Andreivi Castillo Pérez, since I first posted on it over the weekend at my blog, Uncommon Sense.
With their rhetoric, President Bush and other officials have at times, been eloquent in their support of Cuban liberty. But at the same time, the United States undermines its moral authority by colluding with the dictatorship to return to the island Cubans trying to flee tyranny, whether with enforcement of the odious wet-foot, dry-foot policy or as what happened to Castillo, turning over Cubans caught trying to enter the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo.
Perhaps this serves some sort of American “strategic” or “political” interests. Or maybe this is the only way to prevent the base from being overrun by freedom-seeking Cubans. But it is undeniable that the U.S. is acting as a partner with tyranny.
And that is indefensible.
Castillo was summarily tried and sentenced to 3 years in a Cuban prison for being a “social danger.”
Read my original post here.

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