Castro Asks, Flake-Leahy Deliver

Friday, January 30, 2015
Just 24 hours after Cuban dictator Raul Castro demanded a whole new series of concessions from the Obama Administration, U.S. Senators Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) sought to satisfy him.

President Obama already -- unilaterally and unconditionally -- handed over most of his leverage on December 17th, so Flake and Leahy had to step up to the plate.

Thus, they introduced legislation to lift the tourism ban and provide the Cuban military with a cash windfall.

Note the lifting of the tourism ban has been a priority demand specifically relayed to the Obama Administration on numerous occasions.

For those unaware, the Cuban military owns and operates the island's tourism industry -- hotels, restaurants, gas stations, car rentals, nightclubs, etc.

As a matter of fact, Hotels Magazine recently recognized the Cuban military as the largest hotel conglomerate in Latin America.

Tourism to Cuba's regime is akin to oil for Iran's.

And yet, that's exactly what Flake and Leahy's bill would deliver on a golden platter.