"I disagree with McCain on a lot of issues, but to say he is backing the [Wet Foot/Dry Foot] policy based on that statement ['I think the wet-foot, dry-foot thing is a very bad policy, but I just don't know a better one'] seems a little much. I too have said that I don't like the policy but the alternative seems to be to return to the humanitarian crisis of the mid 90s. I know the greek chorus is going to pounce on me for that, but I don't care. I call it like I see it." — Henry "Economist" Gómez, "MacCain Backs Wet-Foot/Dry Foot" (comment), Babalú, January 22, 2008
What the hell is a "humanitarian crisis?" Does it mean that people are in need and we are in a crisis because we don't know how we can humanely turn our backs on them?
McCain's position on the Wet Foot/Dry Foot policy, which is also Henry's — that's why he empathizes with McCain — is the same as saying: "I think hell is a very bad place, but I just don't know a better one for them."
Yep, the humanitarianism just drips from both of them.
As Henry said, they just don't care.
Henry has posted a picture on Babalú of a dozen balseros occupying the surface of something no larger than a door and as easy to spot from land or air as a button, with the caption: "A Reminder." But a reminder of what? That he just agreed on another thread today that McCain is right about there being no alternative but to continue the Wet Foot/Dry Foot policy? A reminder that he regards them as no better than viands for his olla podrida (or should we say, pressure cooker)? A reminder that he is utterly shameless? We need no reminders.