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Monday, June 28, 2004

Kerry Is No Democrat

Pejman Yousefzadeh of TechCentralStation doesn't think that John Kerry is interested in promoting democracy around the world, and especially in Cuba:

The New York Times's David Brooks points to an alarming lack of concern on the part of Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry for the cause of democracy and human rights in Cuba. In discussing whether he would support the Varela Project, which is designed to bring about peaceful democratic reform in Cuba, Kerry remarked that he found the Project "counterproductive." Why? Because the Project "has gotten a lot of people in trouble . . . and it brought down the hammer" of the Castro regime on dissidents who are now being persecuted as a result of their participation in the Project.

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