Monday, September 27, 2010

Wasserman-Schultz Writes Anti-Castro Editorial

I am not a huge fan of Florida Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. She generally comes across as shrill and strident as she did in this recent exchange with Paul Ryan on CNN's The Situation Room last week.

But I am not one to withhold credit where it is due. In USA Today, Wasserman-Schultz writes a stinging editorial against the Castro brothers in Cuba. She rightly argues against ending the economic embargo against Cuba because it would only reward the regime.

I must confess that I was not aware there is an American has been held prisoner in Cuba since December 2009 for disseminating cell phones to Havana's Jewish community. While Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has pressed for the release of Alan Gross this is something that requires a statement from President Obama. The liberal media is also complicit in not making Gross a household name.

So I am thankful Wasserman-Schultz for doing her part in drawing attention to Gross' plight as well as holding the Obama Adminstration's feet to the fire regarding the ongoing human rights abuses in Cuba under the Castros.

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