The Senator and the spies

Toby Harnden has done a fine wrap up of the Myers' spy case (see here and here for background) for the Washingtonian.

Among the points of interest:

The first person Gwen Myers called upon being arrested was her old boss former Democrat Senator Abourezk to ask for assistance in finding a lawyer. The old Castro lover (like the Myerses themselves) hasn't wavered one bit in his support of Cuba.

His defense of the couple? It's the fault of the U.S. 

"If we'd have ended the embargo years ago, there would have been no spying and none of this stuff would have happened. To me, if the Cubans are spying, it would be a defensive thing. What's Cuba going to do to the US? Invade? Are you kidding?"