As A Dozen Former U.S. Foreign Policy Makers Endorse Document Rejecting Commercial Ties With Cuba While Castros Remain In Power, Ros-Lehtinen Congratulates Them For Putting Freedom First
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) issued the following statement today congratulating a dozen former U.S. Ambassadors and foreign policy makers who announced their support for “Commitment to Freedom”, a document that rejects ties with Cuba as long as the Castros are in power.
When the document was drafted in June, prominent Cuban exile business leaders reaffirmed their support to not do business with the Castro brothers.
“Commitment to Freedom” does not support the possibility of business ties with communist Cuba while the Castro regime is in power. The document unequivocally states that normal commercial relations can begin once the Castro dictatorship has ended.
“I commend these foreign policy makers for endorsing what we know works best against the Castro dictatorship: the clenched fist and not the diplomatic niceties of the Obama Administration.
The Castro regime is bankrupt after more than half a century of communist economic policies and its hope of finding oil off Cuban waters is quickly diminishing. The regime is desperate for hard currency to avoid making the economic and political reforms it knows can be its demise.
Now, more than ever, is certainly not the time for the U.S. to throw an economic lifeline to the decrepit yet ruthless tyranny of the Castro brothers.”
NOTE: For a copy of “Commitment to Freedom” click here.