Friday, May 24, 2002
National Review Online's Jay Nordlinger makes an excellent observation in today's Impromptus column.
You have heard what George W. Bush said about Cuba (for a refresher, go here). Among other things, he said, ?Today, and every day for the past 43 years, [the] legacy of [Cuban] courage has been insulted by a tyrant who uses brutal methods to enforce a bankrupt vision. That legacy has been debased by a relic from another era, who has turned a beautiful island into a prison.? Bush continued, ?[Castro] is a dictator who jails and tortures and exiles his political opponents. . . . [But] through all their pains and deprivation, the Cuban people?s aspirations for freedom are undiminished.? Etc.
Okay, you heard that. And you heard what President Jimmy Carter said about Cuba.
Now hear this. This is Carter in an interview last year: ?I don?t think that George W. Bush has any particular commitment to preservation of the principles of human rights.?
What I think is that Bush has a surer sense of human rights than Carter, who thinks he invented them.
Bravo! There's more good stuff in there, so go check it out.