The E.U. has made an odd decision:
“The EU’s embassies in Havana will now craft their guest lists in accordance with the Cuban government’s wishes.”
“I can hardly think of a better way for the EU to dishonor the noble ideals of freedom, equality and human rights that the Union espouses…Today, the EU is dancing to Fidel Castro’s tune. That means that tomorrow it could bid for contracts to build missile bases on the coast of the People’s Republic of China…It is suicidal for the EU to draw on Europe’s worst political traditions, the common denominator of which is the idea that evil must be appeased and that the best way to achieve peace is through indifference to the freedom of others…Such policies expose an indifference to one’s own freedom and pave the way for war”
Ooh! That’s gotta hurt!
I don’t like to think of myself as an E.U. basher, and I realize that diplomacy requires certain concessions to local reality, but in this case the E.U. has, like a puppy, crawled towards Castro on its belly and then flipped over on its back and urinated on itself.
How people who can’t stand up to a little two-bit provocateur like Castro think they can “counter balance” America is beyond me. They’ll have to grow a spine first.