I barely recognize the universe anymore. First Sarko, Merkel, and "Lapdog" Blair are calling for a new capitalism, which sort of looks like the old socialism. Then the almost-President notes that Bush Israeli-Palestinian policy is a disaster. And now Obama says he may actually try "diplomacy" with this Chavez guy, too.
OK, sure. Crisis may give the magic negro some leeway on the economy and the Middle East, but surely the right will keep Latin American relations crazy-as-usual, right? Maybe not. Even the retards at Freedom House realize that our embarrassing Cuba policy is over. Not only have they called for an end to travel restrictions, but their recent press release urges Obama to "reexamine the embargo."
"So what?" you (or your BoRev editor) might ask. Freedom House was already lukewarm on travel restrictions and their embargo stance is due to their board's business interests. Plus increased interaction would allow them do what they do best - spread
right-wing propaganda "freedom."
Still, this is significant because Freedom House is basically made up of unreconstructed neocons. Their financial statement shows that Freedom House still receives the vast majority of its money from the Bush Administration (66%) or its crazy-con board members, which include John Negroponte's wife. And the much-ballyhooed "Map of Freedom 2008" basically lists all of Latin America as free, except for the leftists (and Colombia, because, well, duh.) Awesomely, the former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan once described how the current FH director backed off criticizing the Uzbek government after the Republicans. Apparently killing dissenters with boiling liquid and gas masks with blocked filters is more free than socialism.
Obviously, "America's oldest human rights organization" is still its creepiest. Either way, here's hoping Hopey ignores the Miami dead-enders and gives sane ideas a real shot in this hemisphere.