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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:57 PM
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US slams Raul Castro 'imposition'
THE US today for the first time criticised the "imposition" of Raul Castro as communist interim leader of Cuba, following President Fidel Castro's surgery.

"The imposition of Raul Castro denies the Cuban people of their right to freely elect their government," State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said, three days after Fidel Castro, a US enemy for decades, ceded power to his number two in the Americas' only communist regime.

"We are ready to help Cuba through a democratic transition and are prepared to rapidly provide substantial humanitarian relief to support a genuine transition," Mr McCormack said.

"The Cuban people can know that they have no greater friend than America and they can count on our support through the process of transformation to their democratic future.".

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,2001...
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bahrbearian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:58 PM
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1. If we were truly friends, then why the Embargo ?
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:00 PM
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2. You mean like the imposition of Vice President Dick Cheney
denies the American people of their right to freely elect their government?
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QuestionAll... Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:00 PM
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I can't believe one fricken thing the US 'they' say... nt/
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:00 PM
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3. CottonBear slams SCOTUS imposition of BushCo on the USA.
Clue for Mr. McCormack: Fidel Castro isn't dead, he ceded power temporarily and Cuba isn't property of the US.
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:03 PM
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4. The nerve of that dictator...
...trying to impose his brother as the new leader.


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Mist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:05 PM
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5. He should be "imposed" the American way, with Diebold! nt
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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:21 PM
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6. Pot, meet Kettle.
The ultimate NERVE of these people!
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Metta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:25 PM
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7. Hypocrites. We don't have freely elected officials here.
" no greater friend," how can they utter that without throwing up.
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gula Donating Member (619 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:02 PM
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8. If this is true they are possitively screwed
"The Cuban people can know that they have no greater friend than America and they can count on our support through the process of transformation to their democratic future.".

For clarity'ssake: AMERICA = USA
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