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Thu Dec 18, 2014, 01:35 PM

Perry: Obama decision on Cuba not in 'our best interest'

AUSTIN Ė Gov. Rick Perry became the latest potential presidential candidate Thursday to raise concerns about President Obamaís decision to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba.

Perry in an interview in his Texas Capitol office prefaced his comments by saying he was glad to see that Alan Gross, an American government contract worker, was released along with the announcement after being held in Cuba for five years.

"Iím really happy Mr. Gross is going to be home celebrating Hanukkah with his family," Perry said.

"With that said, Iím really concerned about a pattern this administration has exhibited of making deals that arenít necessarily good for America. No doubt this is good for Mr. Gross, but Ö negotiating with countries that have huge human rights problems is not necessarily in our best interests," Perry said.

Read more: http://www.chron.com/news/local/article/Perry-Obama-decision-on-Cuba-not-in-our-best-5965917.php

[font color=green]What was not in our best interest was having Perry as governor for 14 years.

Perry also criticized the president for the Bowe Bergdahl prisoner exchange. However, if either of these hostages were killed while in captivity we can rest assured that the GOP would also be criticizing the president for not doing anything to rescue them.[/font]

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TexasTowelie Dec 2014 OP
NoJusticeNoPeace Dec 2014 #1
shraby Dec 2014 #2
Vogon_Glory Dec 2014 #3
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Dec 18, 2014, 01:37 PM

1. Me: Perry not in the best interest of living things wishing to continue living

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Dec 18, 2014, 02:25 PM

2. As I see it, America has huge human rights problems too. We can start with the torture problem,

then move on to the abusive police problem, and go from there to the gay rights problem, and maybe end up with the lack of abortion clinics problem. I'm sure with further thought, I can name a whole bunch more.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Dec 18, 2014, 03:22 PM

3. The US Has Been Negotiaing With Countries

The US has been negotiating with countries with massive human rights problems even before the Cold War started. When Slick Rick's predecessor went on to bigger and better things, thanks to a politicized Supreme Court decision, the US continued to deal with China and Saudi Arabia.

As far as Texas business tied with Cuba go, before the embargo, Galveston was one of the major ports that did business with Cuba.

Cuba may be an example of ruinous one-party rule, but so is Rick Perry's Texas.

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Thu Dec 18, 2014, 08:10 PM

4. This is really an outstanding endorsement of President Obama's efforts

If Goodhair is against this effort, then it has to be a good idea

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