Castro Benefits from America’s Moral Slide on Guantanamo


Just a short note on this interesting article a loyal TWN reader sent me. It focuses on Castro, Guantanamo Bay, and America’s “prisoners in paradise.”
One thing that must be said. Fidel Castro has been uncharacteristically quiet about our use of the facilities at Guantanamo to detain “enemy combatants.”
In my view, Castro realizes that America can’t exactly criticize him about jailing political prisoners anymore — as we are doing much the same thing on Cuban soil. I do get the fact that there is a difference between prisoners of conscience in Cuba — whose civil liberties have been terribly violated by Castro. But detainees held indefinitely without being charged of crimes and not availed of a fair legal process make it practically impossible to morally distinguish between these cases.
America has forfeited the moral highground — and Castro is enjoying it.
More tomorrow.
— Steve Clemons
Ed. note: Thanks to VS for sending the article.