Actually it was President Obama (presumably acting on the advice of his CIA chief of the time) who proclaimed that Raul Castro’s word was as good as that of Sir Thomas Moore:
“Cuba is not a threat to the United States…They don’t implicate our national security in any way…The government of Cuba has not provided any support for international terrorism during the preceding six-month period; and the government of Cuba has provided assurances that it will not support acts of international terrorism in the future.” (President Obama after meeting with Raul Castro in Panama and recommending that Stalinist Cuba be removed from the list of state sponsors of terrorism, April 14th, 2015.).
Presumably the head of the CIA at the time John Brennan, who had been a close national security advisor to Barack Obama since his 2008 campaign, signed-off on (and maybe even encouraged) Obama’s decision to whitewash and legitimize the Castro-Family-Crime-Syndicate. Never mind that this whitewash required taking one of modern history’s most infamous liars at his word.
But in fact, only a few weeks before Obama’s (and presumably Brennan’s) giddy acceptance of Castro’s promise (“cross my heart and hope to die!”), Castro got caught red-handed supplying Chinese-made arms to the Western hemisphere’s oldest, biggest and most murderous terror-group: Colombia’s FARC.(who according to the Drug Enforcement Administration provides about half the world’s supply of cocaine, using Cuba’s colony of Venezuela as a major conduit.)
“Humberto doesn’t only LIST all the facts (about the Castro regime)–he also FOOTNOTES them.” (Dennis Prager)