March 28, 2016
Fun Facts About Guantánamo Bay

From Jacobin:

Castro also urged the US to return the Guantánamo Bay Naval Base to Cuban hands, drawing focus to an oft-ignored obstacle to the normalization of relations between the old enemies. Castro’s request is nothing new: Cubans of all political stripes have long demanded the base’s return, and since 1960, Havana has refused to cash the $4,085 lease payment Washington sends each year, alleging the lease is illegal.

While we’re at it, you will have noticed the wonderful lack of self-awareness demonstrated by all those Republics who were outraged that Obama would visit a country that locked up its political prisoners. Were they under the impression that Guantánamo was a summer camp?


Posted by Jerome Doolittle at March 28, 2016 02:13 PM
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Isn't Obama having trouble getting other countries to accept the Gitmo "detainees"?

Why not offer Raul Castro the camp back, if he will take the prisoners?

Posted by: on March 30, 2016 5:25 PM

Sounds like an idea any good neocon should approve of: outsourcing Guantanamo to Cuba.

Posted by: Peter on March 31, 2016 10:28 AM
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