Monday, August 01, 2005

Cuban Gov't upset at Bush Transition Plan

Just like a grandparent shaken by the “youngsters” making funeral plans in front of them, the Cuban government is shaken by the U.S. government’s Cuba Transition Project. It’s a clear message to the Castro clan, and their cronies, that their reign will not last forever and the free world is ready.

The state department named Caleb McCarry to the post of Cuba transition coordinator. Working for eight years on the International Relations Committee and with the Cuban American Representatives - Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart – he has an unfaltering understanding of the Cuban reality. He has also close ties with Ambassador Roger Noriega, who he has worked with for many years on Latin American and Cuba issues.

McCarry, who is fluent in Spanish, is a great pick by the state department and was highly recommended by the Diaz-Balart camp. With $59 million in funding the commission’s main purpose is to support the Cuban civil society and empower them to foster democratic change in the island, as stated by Secretary Rice during the announcement at the State Department.

The Communist government is just scared of anything and everything coming from the “Yankee” government. As stated by Alarcaon, "This is proof that they are really following the plan. ... (McCarry) will coordinate everything the United States does to overthrow the revolution." ….. Well I Alarcon, for once I hope your right!!!!

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Cuba Transition Coordinator Caleb McCarry
US State Department Statement by Cuba Transition Coordinator Caleb McCarry
Treaty Room Washington, DC

Madam Secretary, thank you for your leadership on behalf of a free Cuba. I am honored that you have entrusted me with this opportunity to serve our country and the cause of freedom.
I want to also thank my friend and mentor, Roger Noriega, for his confidence in me. I thank the Members of Congress, my colleagues and friends, and all the representatives of the Cuban-American community for being here today.

Most of all, I want to thank my wife Nan, and our wonderful children, Will and Caroline, for their love and support.

The United States of America is and will always be the friend of the Cuban people. The report of the Commission for Assistance to a Free Cuba is an intelligent, generous and, above all, respectful offer and commitment of support to the Cuban people.
While the dictatorship formulates its plans to perpetuate itself in power in darkness, the Commission's report is a public document. It is not an imposition, but a comprehensive statement of what the United States is prepared to do to help the Cuban people secure the liberty and prosperity that are their right.

For 46 years, the dictatorship has willfully and cruelly divided the Cuban family. It will be Cubans brave souls on the island itself and from around the world who will determine the future of a free Cuba. It is the responsibility of the civilized world to act to see that the Cuban family is reunited under political and economic freedom.
Nuestro compromiso es ver el día cuando todos los cubanos del mundo, en gozo de plena libertad, podrán pronunciar desde cada rincón de la patria de Martí la frase que de labios de los Mambises nació: ¡Viva Cuba Libre!

Released on July 28, 2005

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