So, it looks as if that trip to Castrogonia by senators Flake and Udall might have been about much more than rescuing Alan Gross from his Cuban prison cell.
Could it be that the deal being struck is the lifting of the so-called embargo? Maybe…
A New Mexico newspaper article published today focuses on the Castro-embracing efforts of these two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and –not surprisingly– the quotes from senators Flake and Udall are identical to lines found in recent New York Times editorials, almost word for word. Of course, this immediately places Udall and Flake in the genius category. As everyone knows, the New York Times is the Holy Writ of the self-appointed thinking class, the brightest of the brightest.
And these two geniuses who understand Cuba so well have nothing other than brilliant plans full of good intentions for the Cuban people. Yeah. Sure.
So, get ready….. something is definitely brewing. And the stench is nauseating.
Udall visits Cuba, sees possibilities for New Mexico businesses
Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) has returned from a three-day Senate Foreign Relations Committee trip to Cuba and said it would be to New Mexico’s benefit if relations between the U.S. and the island nation were more open.
“New Mexicans are anxious to meet and work with Cubans, and the time is right to rebuild business and cultural ties between the United States and Cuba,” Udall said in a statement. “The Cuban regime is antidemocratic and has many flaws, but our current policy has proven ineffective and has primarily served to isolate the people of Cuba. It’s time for a 21st century approach that opens up opportunities for New Mexicans and other American interests.”
Tom Udall, who was accompanied by Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), said the two have pledged to continue working together in the Senate to open U.S. travel to and trade with Cuba.
“My recent trip to Cuba has only reconfirmed the necessity of modernizing our failed policy toward the island,” Flake said. “While the significance of Cuba’s recent economic changes remains to be seen, there is now a burgeoning small-business community there, much of which is funded by remittances from the United States. Rather than continuing to provide the regime an all-too-convenient scapegoat and wasting money on boondoggle aid programs, it’s time to take commonsense steps to support these entrepreneurs, expand the participation of U.S. businesses in the Cuban economy, and lift the ban on non-Cuban American U.S. citizens travelling to the island.”