Friday, August 04, 2006

Cuba's Future

Fire of Liberty

I have to say that President Bush is taking a pretty "good approach on the subject of Cuba and the how we are willing to help the Cuban people take the march to freedom with the eventual demise of Castro's regime. While this is a step in the right direction, I think the White House, NSC, State and Defense Departments should take some sage advice from the editors of National Review and increase its efforts of promoting democratic ideals by increasing radio and TV broadcasts in Cuba much like we did with Radio Liberty/Voice of America during the Cold War as well as boosting the democratic movement in Cuba through NGO's and religious entities. With the political situation of Cuba up in the air, after Fidel ceding power to his brother Rual, the situation is ripe for a more pro-active approach on behalf of the US. Only time will tell the true destiny of Cuba.

Speaking of Cuba, check out the following pieces:

"Cuba Libre?" by Alvaro Vargas Llosa (WSJ)

"Low Fidelity" by Alvaro Vargas Llosa (TCS Daily)

"No Más" by Peggy Noonan (WSJ - Opinion Journal)

"No Tears for Fidel, Please" by George Weigel (LA Times)

"America Should Play Discreet Role In Post-Castro Cuba" by Georgie Anne Geyer (Syndicated Column) - I had to throw a differing of opinion in here as well.

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