Saturday, November 26, 2016
A pitiful statement from the White House. (Or, if you prefer, “pathetic.”) The defense will be that Obama worked too hard on rapprochement to blow it now with a harsh condemnation that might antagonize Raul, but all that does is confirm the worst fears of opponents of the policy. The price of reconciliation with illiberal regimes tends to be willful blindness towards their abuses. Here’s Obama covering his eyes:
What we've come to expect.