Hypocrisy on Cuba


This letter appeared in the Dallas Morning News (Dallas, Texas) on 19 June 2000.

This item may be cited as M. R. Franks, Letter to the Editor: Hypocrisy on Cuba, Dallas Morning News, June 19, 2000, at 12A.

Copyright © 2000, M. R. Franks

Dear Editor:

It's time to repeal: (1) all preferential immigration treatment for Cubans; and (2) the trade embargo that keeps Castro in power and Cuban children in a poverty almost as wretched as that of our own Indian reservations.

It's nothing short of hypocrisy for politicians to claim a concern for human rights in the case of Cuba, but then to turn a blind eye to China's far more horrific disregard of fundamental rights.

Our national interests would be served better by lifting all trade embargoes on Cuba and imposing them instead on China.

M. R. Franks
Baton Rouge, La.

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