Thursday, March 20, 2008

Cuba Free Trade...A Very Good Idea

Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) discusses why we should have free and open trade with Cuba against the objections of Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-Florida) and the Cuba Caucus who want to continue an embargo that clearly has not worked and has caused innumerable sufferings to the normal people of an island 90 miles from Florida. Diaz-Balart has gone so far as to suggest, that the US should use its force to assassinate the former leader of that nation... http://www.cubaupdate.org/cu0404_09.htm

Take time to watch Rep. Flake's response to the issue...
http://reason.tv/video/show/336.html

And Senator Max Baucus' Free Trade Agreement....
http://finance.senate.gov/press/Bpress/2003press/prb021303.pdf

Cuba free trade is a good idea to show the Cuban people that during their political transition we can work with them to build a more peaceful hemisphere. Cooperation with other countries as a free trading partner is going to go a long way to ease tensions in the hemisphere.

1 comment:

Alan Coffey said...

Good Lord I love that Flake.