Cop-Hating, Military-bashing, former Black Panther-turned NY City Councilman Charles Barron (D-Brooklyn) has turned his attention to normalizing relations with Communist Cuba. Barron plans to introduce legislation later this month that would call for the lifting of the embargo on the island.
The NY Sun also reports that Barron praised Cuban dictator Fidel Castro as a better leader than President Bush, "There is no question in my mind that Castro is a better leader than Bush" Barron said. On America's Cuban policy, Barron stated: "It's the racist arrogance of this country to tell a country of color what kind of government to have.
"Every time you hear of Castro exporting something, its humanitarian aid. When America exports something, its killing and war machines and bombs and troops" - Charles Barron (D- Brooklyn)
I suggest Charles Barron check out the USAid website to see that we do export other things than just democracy and freedom.
US Aid to Cuba after Hurricane Dennis was rejected by Castro.
Cuban dissidents continue to be jailed and Castro stated that future demonstrations against him will be "thwarted". So, in the category of "keeping your opposition's mouth shut" I agree with Mr. Barron, Castro is a much better leader than Bush.
Click Here for video of Castro taking a nose-dive
(linked on OTB)