"One can criticize President Bush for many things, but I can't recall any other American President making mention of the plight of the Cuban people so often, so publicly, with nothing to gain politically." — Val Prieto, "The American President," Babalú, January 3, 2008
Words, words, words. Good enough for Val but of no use to the Cuban people. Except for punitive measures against Cubans, such as upholding the murderous "Wet Foot/Dry Foot" policy, restricting the Cuban definition of family and poking a hundred holes in the trade embargo that benefit everybody but the Cuban people, what is it exactly that George W. Bush has done to earn our support? If "one can criticize President Bush for many things," why doesn't Val do it? Worse, why does he promise to do it and then renege on his promise? Back in August of last year, for example, Val said that he would finally deliver himself of an opinion on the "Wet Foot/Dry Foot" policy:
The response to the WF/DF I'm working on is taking me much longer than I anticipated. It's a pretty long screed already and I've yet to finish it. Please bear with me. I'll post it as soon as I've covered all the bases.
Posted by: Val Prieto at August 1, 2007 07:23 AM
Val never published anything and is still, supposedly, running the bases 5 months later. Actually, he's been running the bases for 12 years and still hasn't decided what he thinks of the "Wet Foot/Dry Foot" policy. Maybe he's waiting for a Democrat to be again in the White House before he'll condemn it.
Val Asks His Readers to Guess His Position on the "Wet Foot/Dry Foot" Policy (July 30, 2007)
You Cannot Love Cuba and Hate Cubans (July 31, 2007)