Our newest beneficiary shows little respect or love for the US
Once upon a time, you could expect a country to show you a little love, specially if you just literally rescued it from drowning.
Don't expect that from Raúl Castro and Cuba. In fact, the language of the past is the language of the present, as reported by IBD:
After Obama showered Cuba with goodies, Raul Castro has repaid him with insults, demands and grievances broadcast through the UN. Seems the Castro brothers know a fool when they see one.
This is how best to summarize Raúl Castro at the U.N.: we like U.S. money but just don't like its foreign policy very much, especially when human rights are mentioned.
Last, but not least, repression in Cuba has grown since President Obama announced the new Cuba policy:
Host Chuck Todd asked, “Ever since the United States cut this deal and opened up diplomatic relations with Cuba, tell me what’s happened to political prisoners in Cuba.”
Diaz-Balart replied, “Well, the increase of repression has been clear. A young man, El Sexto, who is an artist, currently in a prison in Cuba, no charges against him. He’s on a hunger strike, very close to death, and that is because, in an art exhibit, he brought out an art exhibit that had two apparently paper mache pigs. One said Fidel and one said Raul. And for that art exhibit, he’s close to death. Over the weekend, 70 people were arrested in Cuba. That includes Ladies of White and dissidents. The three dissidents that tried to approach the pope are still unaccounted for in prison. A lot of questions by Raul Castro, but what is going to cause a change in that government that’s been in power since January 1st of 1959?”
Host Chuck Todd added,”It was very important, I thought, we bring up that political prisoner point. These are people that the pope supposedly was blessing all these things. They put on a good show. Then when we all leave, something seems to change.”