From White House Press Secretary Dana Perino’s briefing today:
MS. PERINO: No, in fact, the President continues to be disappointed that the people of
Q And those who say that the beginning of a democratic transition might be encouraged by lifting the American embargo?
MS. PERINO: The President spoke to that last week, and he said that one of the things that he will not do is lift an embargo so that people who are the elites in Cuba, who are repressing everybody else, would benefit from that, and that the people who are the workers in the country would continue to be repressed. And the President just cannot accept that. Remember, this embargo, it's not the President's policy, it's longstanding