Saturday, January 06, 2007

Protests in Cuba

Humans rights activists have flown to Cuba this week to protest the terrible conditions, sub-standard treatment, and lack of freedom that occurs there.

Of course, none of it will be directed at the Communist dictatorship or the country's dreadful leader. Oh no, the activists aren't interested in those human rights violations:

HAVANA — American "peace mom" Cindy Sheehan called for the closure of the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as she and other activists arrived here Saturday to draw attention to the nearly 400 terror suspects held at the remote site.

No mention of the eleven million Cubans living under the heel of a thug and a tyrant, of course.

"What is more important is the inhumanity that my government is perpetrating at Guantanamo," she told reporters.

She should ask someone working in the sugar cane fields if they think it is more important.

Benjamin said group members believed they were exempt from U.S. travel restrictions on Cuba because they were traveling as professional human rights activists who will attend a day-long international conference in the Cuban city of Guantanamo on Wednesday, the eve of their protest.

An international conference. On human rights. In Cuba. With no mention of Castro or his regime.

The mind boggles.