[freedomtowernight_edited.jpg] 26th Parallel: Let The Fun Begin

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Let The Fun Begin

Hillary Clinton's criticism of Fred Thompson's remark about Cubans entering the country and "suitcase bombs" can mean only one thing: Fred is most definitely a threat, and he hasn't even officially entered the campaign yet.

What do I think about Fred's comment? They were taken out of context. He was talking about terrorist threats coming from our "southern borders" and mentioned Cuba as a terrorist state. He then made the connection to Cubans entering the country. I will say this: Thompson could have chosen his words more carefully. When I first heard and read the comment, it did my raise my eyebrows a bit. It was only after considering the context in which the statement was mentioned, as well as Thompson's previous and subsequent comments regarding Cuba and Cubans, that I came to the conclusion that his comments weren't directed at Cubans fleeing castro but at the spies such as Ana Belen Montes that we've come to know so well.

Up to now, I can't help but be impressed by Fred Thompson's knowledge and interest in Cuba and Cuban freedom. He gives every impression of being a true advocate of Cuban freedom, not just another politician drinking a cafecito at Versailles twice a year and forgetting about Cuba thereafter.

We'll see...as they say. It should be a fun ride.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Henry Gomez said...

Much ado about nothing

10:55 PM, July 01, 2007  
Blogger Robert said...

Probably so, Henry. But it would serve us well to keep a healthy and skeptical eye towards Fred Thompson, just as we would for any politician.

Fred shows promise, but there's a long and dirty campaign ahead.

9:05 AM, July 02, 2007  
Blogger Mambi_Watch said...

Philip Peters made a good observation:

You said that "He was talking about terrorist threats coming from our "southern borders"... He then made the connection to Cubans entering the country...his comments weren't directed at Cubans fleeing castro but at the spies such as Ana Belen Montes that we've come to know so well."

Ana Belen Montes was a US native who was born on an military base to a military family from Puerto Rico and was mainly raised in the US.

Your points are deceiving.

1:30 AM, July 05, 2007  
Blogger Robert said...

No MW, you're the one distorting my comments. I meant spies such as Ana Belen Montes, not spies who are Puerto Rican such as Ana Belen Montes. The spies can come from anywhere, even across the border, theoretically. That's what I meant Again, Thompson's comments could have been better stated, but those who are nitpicking at his comment are missing the big picture, as usual.

9:09 PM, July 05, 2007  

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