Quote of the Day — About That Handshake

December 11, 2013 at 1:43 PM Leave a comment

Raul Castro via Wikimedia Commons

Raul Castro (via Wikimedia Commons)

Historian Piero Gleijeses, author of the new book, “Visions of Freedom: Havana, Washington, Pretoria, and the Struggle for Southern Africa, 1976-1991,” was a guest on DemocracyNow! today.  He was on to talk about, “the pivotal role Cuba played in ending apartheid and why Castro was one of only five world leaders invited to speak at Nelson Mandela’s memorial.”  This is what he had to say about Obama and Obama shaking Raul Castro’s hand:

The problem with Obama is that his speeches are good, his gestures are good, but there is no follow-up. So, unfortunately, it is just a gesture, a long-overdue gesture that does not change a shameful U.S. policy.


Agree x 1000.


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