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Bush's comments on Cuba came after he received a 500-page report prepared by the Commission for Assistance to a Free Cuba, an inter-agency effort chaired by Secretary of State Colin Powell.
"This strategy is a strategy that encourages the spending of money to help organizations to protect dissidents and to promote human rights," Bush told reporters as he met with the commission at the White House.
"It is a strategy that encourages a clear voice of the truth being spoken to the Cuban people through Radio and TV Marti," he said. "It is a strategy that will prevent the regime from exploiting hard currency of tourists and of remittances to Cubans to prop up their repressive regime."
Bush directed that the spending of as much as $59 million over the next two years to help promote the goal of a democratic Cuba. As much as $39 million would help carry out democracy-building activities and support family members of the political opposition.
Originally posted by Muaddib
You are right about that jsobecky, those that want the Castro regime to continue have a lot to lose if it is overthrown.
BTW, in Cuba there are real problems. People can't get enough food, the trash is all over the streets and there is no government system that takes care of it, etc, etc. To top it off, whatever you do everyone gets paid exactly the same. You can be a doctor and you get paid the same as a butcher.