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Old 05-26-2008, 03:29 PM
 
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Man Obama can't cut a a break these days.

Castro: Obama Embargo Plan Will Cause Cubans to Go Hungry - America’s Election HQ

Obama’s calls for direct talks with Cuban leaders differ sharply from a more hardline policy favored by current President George W. Bush and Republican presidential candidate John McCain, whom Castro has also criticized.

Castro’s column comes three days after a prominent dissident group wrote an open letter to Obama suggesting that his idea of talking directly with Cuban leaders could help win freedom for prisoners.

“We have great hope that you can contribute to the immediate, unconditional liberation” of prisoners, wrote the Ladies in White, a group formed by relatives of people jailed in a government crackdown on political opposition in 2003.
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Old 05-26-2008, 03:33 PM
 
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When you consider the serious, immediate problems we face in our nation, you have to wonder WHY Obama would choose to get involved in this issue?
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Old 05-26-2008, 03:40 PM
 
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Well as I have posted in other threads. Ethanol can be made from sugar also and is doing wonders for Brazil. If we had reproachment with Cuba that becomes a natural source for increased sugar production without diverting from existing crops. Now since gasoline costs is a major issue it seems like this is one to go after.
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Old 05-26-2008, 03:41 PM
 
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What are the Republicans afraid of here??
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Old 05-26-2008, 03:42 PM
 
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Well as I have posted in other threads. Ethanol can be made from sugar also and is doing wonders for Brazil. If we had reproachment with Cuba that becomes a natural source for increased sugar production without diverting from existing crops. Now since gasoline costs is a major issue it seems like this is one to go after.
Ethanol can be made from crops grown in this country. It would do wonders for OUR economy if we were utilizing American crops and American workers!

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Old 05-26-2008, 03:46 PM
 
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What are the Republicans afraid of here??
I don't think anyone's afraid of anything.

It seems to me the Senator's enormous ego has caused him to overstep his current position...
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Old 05-26-2008, 03:50 PM
 
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Geeez, ummm how do I say this and be nice. There have been a few articles and discussions about how are diverting grain from food to ethanol has driven food prices up. Also you need certain conditions to grow sugar.
Sugar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Most cane sugar comes from countries with warm climates, such as Brazil, India, China, Thailand, Mexico and Australia, the top sugar-producing countries in the world.[17] Brazil overshadows most countries, with roughly 30 million tonnes of cane sugar produced in 2006, while India produced 21 million, China 11 million, and Thailand and Mexico roughly 5 million each. Viewed by region, Asia predominates in cane sugar production, with large contributions from China, India and Thailand and other countries combining to account for 40% of global production in 2006. South America comes in second place with 32% of global production; Africa and Central America each produce 8% and Australia 5%. The United States, the Caribbean and Europe make up the remainder, with roughly 3% each.[18]

Cuba which use to be our number 1 supplier before Castro has a tremendous need for a new market. Hmmmm within the Gulf you would have sugar production, oil production and refineries. Saving transportation costs etc.
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Old 05-26-2008, 03:50 PM
 
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When a member of Hamas said he'd like to see Obama as president, the conservatives said it was evidence that Obama was soft on terrorism. Now Castro criticizes him and its evidence of what?

Conservatives can't stay focused.
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Old 05-26-2008, 03:58 PM
 
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The real reason many in power, including Nancy Pelosi, would love Mr. Obama to be president is because they think they will have more power.

As far as Castro goes,... Fidel straightened him out on that one... it wasn't the conservatives... ???
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Old 05-26-2008, 04:34 PM
 
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The real reason many in power, including Nancy Pelosi, would love Mr. Obama to be president is because they think they will have more power.

As far as Castro goes,... Fidel straightened him out on that one... it wasn't the conservatives... ???
I am sure Castro sees it business as usual no matter who is the President. We are a Democracy and until Cuba is okay with that there will never be normalization between the 2 countries. That is not to say that we can't have dialog but best buddies, I doubt it.
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