Iileana Ros-Lehtinen: President Obama Has Failed to Stand Up to the Castro Brothers “President Obama stated that Cuba will someday be free, but for three years he has adopted policies that only push that day farther into the future.
BigNews.Biz - Apr 14,2012 - Iileana Ros-Lehtinen: President Obama Has Failed to Stand Up to the Castro Brothers
Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, made the following statement on President Obama’s comments about Cuba:
“President Obama stated that Cuba will someday be free, but for three years he has adopted policies that only push that day farther into the future.
Even though the Castro brothers continue to brutalize the Cuban people and have unjustly imprisoned an American aid worker, Alan Gross, President Obama has lifted sanctions on the regime. This only serves to prop up the Castros and extend their rule. We need to replace this president with a strong leader like Mitt Romney who understands the plight of the Cuban people and is unafraid to stand up for their freedom and universal principles of liberty.”
The foundations of our nation’s strength are a love of liberty and a pioneering spirit of innovation and creativity. These values—inherited from our Founders and embodied by all who came to our shores seeking opportunity—have made the United States the most powerful nation in the history of the world. But today, under President Obama’s leadership, Washington is smothering these values at home and sapping our influence abroad. The federal government has grown too large. And President Obama has presided over one of the worst economies in modern history—millions of jobs have been lost, record numbers of Americans are in danger of losing their homes, and personal bankruptcies have skyrocketed. He has failed the American people.