At Babalu they found it delicious, and Carlos Alberto Montaner’s column on the parallel lives of Luis Posada Carriles and Che Guevara had a literary quality to it, but to me it was a study in ambiguity.
Above all, Montaner instructs us as to how, for many Cubans outside
The Posada episode may turn out like the Elian Gonzalez case. For a significant segment of exiles, the clearcut legal issues – custody of a child with one surviving parent, disposition of an individual with a terrorist past and a pending extradition request – are secondary, overwhelmed by a national political grievance. The issue of justice doesn’t rest primarily with Posada, his deeds, and how a court would judge them. What matters is the historical injustice that would prevail if Posada is tried and others are not.
There are differences: Unlike in Elian’s case,
President Bush has a narrow set of issues to settle. He declared a war on terror and sets standards for the world to follow. His supporters praise his “moral clarity.” Posada entered
Not much room for ambiguity.