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After regime change in Iraq, is Cuba next?

May 06, 2004 23:22 IST
Last Updated: May 06, 2004 23:44 IST

US President George W Bush on Thursday reiterated his support for Cuban dissidents who want to overthrow the Fidel Castro government, saying it is in the Cuban people's interest to be 'free from tyranny'.

Receiving a report from the Commission for Assistance to Free Cuba, Bush said: "We believe the people of Cuba should be free from tyranny. We believe the future of Cuba is a future of freedom.

"It's in our nation's interest that Cuba be free. It's in the neighbourhood's interest that Cuba be free. More importantly, it's in the interest of the Cuban people that they be free from tyranny."

This US strategy, said Bush, "encourages the spending of money to help organisations to protect dissidents and to promote human rights.

"It is a strategy that encourages a clear voice of the truth being spoken to the Cuban people through radio and TV."

It is a strategy that will prevent the regime from exploiting hard currency of tourists and remittances of Cubans to prop up their repressive regime.

"It is a strategy that says we're not waiting for the day of Cuban freedom, we are working for the day of freedom in Cuba," Bush said.

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Sub: world's interest

guess going thru all the various articles, there's just one encore...its in the world's interest that america be free of the bush regime, and its ...

Posted by jack

Sub: Bush and Cuba and Musharraf.

How can he stop Musharraf to stop supporting Kashmir militants when Bush is doing the same thing to Cuba?

Posted by ashok chavda

Sub: Bush

Bush needs to have his head examined. He enjoys violence and pretends to be a saints and the instument for the wrath of God

Posted by Mary Cherian

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Arre bush , you better mind your own business yaar. your own house is on fire. look to extinguish it first & then go to ...

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why doesn't Bush mind his own business !!

Posted by jb



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