The Bush administration has said they will not wait for the day of freedom in Cuba, they will work for the day of freedom in Cuba.
They will be stepping up anti-Castro propaganda through U.S. government broadcast operations such as Radio and TV Marti.
Up to $18 million would go for evading Cuba's jamming of those broadcasts.
They also seem to be trying to slow the flow of money going into that country.
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.
Hopefully there won't be civil chaos in Cuba as the fight ensues between people who want the Castro regime to end and those who want it to
[Edited on 6-5-2004 by AceOfBase]