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“While the Commission has been viewed by some as little more than an attempt to curry favor with wealthy Cuban American campaign contributors in an election year, we at No War on Cuba (NWC) believe that the CAFC threat to Cuba is considerably more serious,” said Olivia Burlingame, NWC spokeswoman.
a time when U.S. troops continue to suffer daily casualties in the occupation
of Iraq, the National Security Advisor in charge of that situation, Condoleeza
Rice, Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, Secretary of State Colin Powell,
and representatives from 19 Federal Agencies, including the Department of
Defense chose to ignore that ongoing war in favor of a meeting at the White
House to discuss remaking Cuba’s government in the United States’ own image. Included in that meeting were representatives
from such assorted agencies as the EPA and Health and Human Services, who have
serious challenges to overcome at home without turning their attention to
“This comprehensive meeting of cabinet and federal agency representatives, in combination with nearly half a century of covert and overt terrorist attacks on Cuba, a genocidal blockade, and the wasteful expenditure of hundreds of millions of dollars to fund opposition to the Cuban government, lead us to believe that Cuba is high on the Bush administration’s list as a military target,” continued Burlingame. “We’ve seen that for this administration, almost any pretext for military invasion will do, regardless of world opinion,” she added.
No War on Cuba Movement is a coalition of groups and individuals who oppose
12/15/03 - Updated 9/2/2004)
(Posted 12/15/03 - Updated 9/2/2004)