Yes, you have to wonder what fuels someone like Brendan McCaffrey. I ignored this when it first appeared in the Miami Herald. Could be I was still smarting from their latest editorial, which I also chose to ignore. But then I stumbled on the same advice on a PR news wire. To what end? Publicity? It is certainly not altruism. Just take a gander at his specific proposals which read like a castrovian wish list seasoned with a dash of bigotry:
— Remove Cuba from the State Department list of State Sponsors of Terrorism.
— Repeal enforcement of the outmoded Helms-Burton legislation.
— End U.S. restrictions on travel by American citizens.
— End the ‘Wet Foot/Dry Foot immigration policy’ and treat illegal immigrants from Cuba as we do those from Mexico or any other country.
— Formalize coordination on anti-drug trafficking matters.
— Provide significantly increased funds to the U.S. Agency for International Development.
— End U.S. opposition to Cuban participation in Western Hemisphere multilateral agreements.
Let’s see, we give them legitimacy, money, even Guantanamo, in return for which we get the same power to influence events as, say, Spain presently has. And he’s teaching international affairs at West Point?