Condi Socks Spain For Coddling Castro
She’s still got it…
Condoleezza Rice socks it to them in Spain.
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice(L) talks with Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos in Madrid. Spain and the United States will work more closely together to encourage democracy in Cuba, despite conflicting approaches to the communist state, Rice said Friday.(AFP/J.J. Guillen)
Condoleezza stops in Spain- chides Zapatero government for supporting Cstro:
MADRID, Spain: U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Cuba was on the verge of a “major transition,” and chided Spain on Friday for doing business with Fidel Castro while not working more to support dissidents on the communist island.
“I have made it very clear that I have real doubts about engagement with a regime that is antidemocratic. Spain has a different view on that,” Rice said during a press conference alongside her Spanish counterpart, Miguel Angel Moratinos. “People who are struggling for a democracy need to know that they are supported.”
Moratinos replied that he had explained his government’s position that engagement was the best way to influence Castro’s regime, and added that he hoped Rice would see the wisdom of the approach in time. As Moratinos continued to speak, she looked at the crowd of reporters and silently mouthed what appeared to be the phrase, “don’t hold your breath.”
For some reason… I beleive that last line in the article about Condi mouthing to the press is complete BS.
I hope that there is a copy of the video somewhere.
Condi shows much more respect and class to “mouth words” while another official is speaking.
Good for Condi for confronting the Spaniards!
CubaWatcher reports that Spain may be back-peddling in the face of widespread condemnation over its continued support of Cuban repression. Spain continues to be one of the Castro government’s biggest providers of funding.
Townhall also reported on Condi’s meeting with the socialist Zapatero government.
The Bloggers United for Cuban Liberty website announced their campaingn against Spain with a new multimedia advertising campaign consisting of billboards and bus shelter panels in May.
The Cuban bloggers also list the Cuba/Spain fact sheet.