Secrecy Continues to Shroud Obama-Castro Deal

Friday, August 14, 2015
It's not a good sign when the Obama Administration is unwilling to reveal even the most basic details of the diplomatic deal struck to the American people.

So much for the "most transparent" Administration ever.

Excerpt from Politico:

Despite major changes in the relationship, the U.S. still won’t have unfettered access to the communist-led country and its people, and it will have to balance its ties to the Cuban government with those to dissidents seeking faster change.

The new diplomatic arrangement is such a sensitive topic that the State Department is extremely tight-lipped about the details; already the department has faced criticism for excluding Cuban dissidents from the flag-raising ceremony.

State officials are eager to note, for example, that instead of obtaining permission for travel from Cuban authorities, U.S. diplomats will now have to only give notification. They won’t say how much notification, however, nor whether the rule applies to all U.S. diplomats. State officials also say the U.S. will be able to add more personnel, but they won’t say how many more, even though such information can often be found in the public domain.