Obama's Failure On Freeing US Hostage

Sunday's Wall Street Journal tells us more on the all-but-forgotten case of an innocent US hostage in Cuba, detailing the administration's utterly inadequate efforts to free him: Since December 2009, American development worker Alan Gross has been imprisoned by the Castro regime for trying to help Cuba's Jewish community connect to the Internet. For that Mr. Gross-who was in Cuba as a contractor for the U.S. Agency for International Development-was arrested, convicted in a sham trial and sentenced to 15 years. [snip] The Obama administration followed up that all's-well message to the Communist dictator still holding an American hostage by granting a visa to Cuban dictator Raúl Castro's daughter, Mariela, to make a promotional tour across the U.S. It's no wonder the Gross family has become more vocal and is now holding weekly protests at the Cuban Interests Section. Two U.S. senators, Dick Durbin (D., Ill.) and Jerry Moran (R., Kan.)-who have historically encouraged U.S....(Read Full Post)