Monday, January 21, 2008

Notable and Machiavellian: McCain and Henry Agree, Send the Cubans to Hell

"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.


Anonymous said...


have you been invited to Rick's new blog? He must miss you.

Manuel A.Tellechea said...


After what Rick did to SotP, who in his right mind would be interested in any of his future blogging ventures?

Mamey said...

Henry needs a vacation--a long one.

Vana said...

That's it they just don't care, but coming from Henry is much, much worse, after all Cuban blood does run through his veins, at least I hope it's blood.

Manuel A.Tellechea said...


He's a jinglemonger; his whole life is a vacation.

As for Rick, no narcissist ever breaks his mirror.