Either Raul Lied or Obama Misled on Cuba

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
On December 17th, President Obama announced a deal with Cuban dictator Raul Castro -- pursuant to 18 months of secret negotiations -- in which he gave a whole lot of concessions for very little in return.

Last week, we detailed how Obama's Cuba deal had gone from bad to worse.

It's now officially hit rock bottom.

During a speech today in Costa Rica, Castro stated that his regime would not cede "a millimeter."

Moreover, that the "normalization" of relations would not advance until Obama met a series of further concessions.

In Raul's own words:

"The re-establishment of diplomatic relations is the beginning of a process toward the normalization of bilateral relations, but this will not be possible while the blockade remains in effect; the territory illegally occupied by the Guantánamo Naval Base is not returned; the radio and television broadcasts breaching international rules and regulations do not cease; and, adequate compensation is not paid to our people for the human and economic damages sustained. If these issues are not resolved, a diplomatic rapprochement between Cuba and the United States would not make any sense."

Thus, either Raul Castro lied to Obama -- or Obama misled the American people about the terms of his deal with Castro.