Pre-candidate for President and former U.S. Senator Fred Thompson appeared in
“I don't imagine they're coming here to bring greetings from Castro. We're living in the era of the suitcase bomb.”
Ninoska, call your office.
Thompson is putting his finger on something interesting here.
The Administration calls
You may agree or disagree with either policy, but it is hard to argue that the two are compatible. If
The treatment of Cubans is a glaring exception to border security policies that have been adopted in this Era of Homeland Security. My view is that it’s an exception that is made for humanitarian reasons, for political reasons, and because of inertia. I also believe that on the day that the
In other words, the contradiction is tolerated because those who are concerned about
Senator Thompson, previously of Montecristo fame, is clearly no fan of Fidel Castro. The fact that he frames a discussion of
[Update: Sen. Thompson issued a statement to clarify, offering reassurances but not really addressing what he said in South Carolina. Marc Masferrer comments on the issue and the clarification, sensing "something resembling pandering and rhetoric." At Babalu, they love the Senator, ignored his original statement, and ran his clarification verbatim.]