Friday, February 29, 2008

A Kinder, Gentler Communist Hellhole

Good news! We have a kinder, gentler Cuba, according to this puffpiece from my good friends at the BBC (Becoming Completely Communist) network:
Cuba has signed two legally binding human rights agreements at the UN in New York, just days after Raul Castro was sworn in as the new president.

The covenants - part of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights - commit Cuba to freedom of expression and association, and the right to travel.

Correspondents detect a possible signal of a shift in human rights policy.
Uh, memo to the "Correspondents": It will become a "possible signal of a shift in human rights policy" when the Cuban government actually changes their behavior for the better. So far this action by the Cuban governement has about as much meaning as the Chicago Cubs management saying every spring that they want to win a championship.

Actions and behavior speak much louder than words, but then again, the left has never figured that out.

But some people get it.
Critics of the Castro government have called on it to make good on the agreements by freeing dissidents.
Absolutely and positively. Action talks and bullcrap walks. I call on the BBC editors to be as dedicated to criticising the Cuban government for their 60 years of human rights violations as they have been in ripping Bush and the U.S. over Gitmo and the war on terror.

It's put up or shut up time for Cuba and their left wing MSM shills.

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