Quote(s) of the Week: Obama's Bad Deal

Sunday, December 21, 2014
More than half a century after Cuba’s communist revolution, [Obama's] steps are, as a White House fact sheet notes, 'historic.' That does not mean they are steps in the right direction. They are historic concessions to a despotic Castro regime that is no friend to the U.S., and which appears to have conceded nothing in the way of internal reform of its brutal one-party rule, or its allegiances to regimes deeply hostile to the U.S., such as the cyber-thugs of North Korea.
-- Claudia Rosett, journalist-in-residence, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, in Forbes, 12/18/14

This is the kind of deal you get when you send your speech writer to negotiate with a tyrant.
-- U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), CBS News, 12/18/14

We agree with President Obama that he is writing new chapters in American foreign policy. Unfortunately, today’s chapter, like the others before it, is one of America and the values we stand for in retreat and decline. 
-- U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), press release,12/17/14