Saturday, January 08, 2005
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The Vatican Puts Cart Before the Horse

Pope calls for lifting of US embargo on Cuba
"The Holy See desires strongly that the obstacles which prevent free communication and exchanges between the Cuban nation and part of the international community are overcome," [communist Caribbean state's new ambassador to the Vatican, Raul Roa Kouri] said. This would bring about, "by means of a respectful and open dialogue with everyone, the conditions necessary for real development," he added.
Does't that sound just lovely? Does the Holy see also desire strongly that Castro cease violating the free speech rights of Cuban journalists and all Cubans who have suffered for decades in Castro's island prison? Does the Holy See also desire the Communism be obliterated from Cuba for good? Maybe it's just alot easier to blame America.