February 24, 2016—Dr. Ron Paul discusses the closing of the Guantanamo Bay prison, and why the current debate ignited by President Barack Obama’s plan to finally close the facility misses the point. Like what you’re […]
August 21, 2015—Could the Guantanamo Bay detention camp be closed in the next 500 days? That is the Pentagon’s goal, to convince Congress with a plan to close and replace the military facility before President […]
June 3, 2015—Last year, the “CIA torture report” disclosed cases of outright horror being enacted by our own government just off of our coast. Like what you’re reading? Keep VoicesofLiberty.com going by contributing to the […]
February 6, 2015—Dennis Edney, defense lawyer for former Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr, describes in gut-wrenching detail Khadr’s life from when he was 15, captured in battle in Afghanistan. Khadr endured torture at Guantanamo for years. […]
February 2, 2015—I’d like to make a few comments about what’s going on with our relationship with Cuba. I have said all along that I would like to see more open relationships with Cuba, more trade and travel. I think that would have been the best thing to do many decades ago.
But today it’s moving along because President Obama has moved in that direction. Of course conservative Republicans are nearly hysterical about it. Of course, many free market people understand that the more you trade with people and talk to people and intermingle, the less likely you are to fight with them. It’s time we get rid of the embargo and it’s time we dealt with Cuba in a different manner.
Although the door is open now to move in the direction of diplomatic relations, there are still some obstacles. Raul Castro is saying, “Well, we got to talk about Guantanamo. We have to talk about reparations and a few other things like this.” He’s being firm and I think he has to grandstand a bit for the Cuban people. Of course, our president has to try to grandstand for those individuals who don’t want to see this and say, “Oh yeah, we’re going to be tough on these negotiations.”
But it’s interesting, the demands from our side is that, first they have to have a much more open Internet. That’s a good idea. But is that our business? If we want to deal with a country, if they’re going to learn from us, those people are going to demand a more open Internet. But to put that as a condition I think is foolish.
The other condition that the president wants Cuba to have more than one party. But what about the many, many Americans in the independent category saying Republicans and Democrats are essentially the same. They talk differently and they have their factions and their special interests but foreign policy never changes, monetary policy never changed, economic policy doesn’t change. To say that we don’t want to have one party—we have one party, only the two parties act together but the media is locked in with them too.
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