Thursday, May 06, 2004

Bush has a new plan to aid Castro's opponents in Cuba: military aircraft are to broadcast American programming inside the country and more aid to the Cuban opposition and dissidents, to the tune of $36 million a year.

In a White House ceremony... Mr. Bush said his actions would help hasten an end to the Castro government, which has held power for 45 years.

Frankly, it sounds like election year posturing to me. As the administration very well knows, $36 million is a small amount of money unlikely to make much of a difference. Given that the bay of pigs did not provoke an expected anti-Castro uprising, what are the chances that beaming American programming into Cuba will?


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