Raul Castro wins a gold medal

From the House Foreign Affairs Committee blog:

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Gold Medal Winner for ‘Most Ludicrous Statement Taken Seriously by the Press’: Raul Castro
House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) today issued her Gold Medal Award for ‘Most Ludicrous Statement Taken Seriously by the Press’ to Raul Castro, for his recent comments claiming that he would like to sit down for talks with the U.S. in order to improve relations between the U.S. and Cuba.

“Raul Castro, who learned the arts of deception and manipulation from one of the greatest of all time – his brother Fidel – took a big chance this week trying to get people to believe his outlandish claim that he wants to improve relations with the United States.  In a gold medal performance, he was actually able to get the press to take him seriously,” Ros-Lehtinen said.

“We all know that the Castro regime has zero intention of ever allowing free elections, permitting opposition political parties, ceasing its abuse of dissidents, or abandoning its espionage campaign against the United States or its partnerships with U.S. enemies like Iran,” she added.  “But for getting the press to go along with his ludicrous claim, Raul gets the gold.”