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Cubans Storm From U.N. During Bush Speech

Cuban issued a statement calling the President a criminal who, "has no moral standing or credibility to judge any other country."

General Debate of Sixty-Second Session of General Assembly Opens
General Debate of Sixty-Second Session of General Assembly Opens. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

(UNITED NATIONS) - Cuba's delegation marched out of the U.N. General Assembly today as U.S. President George W. Bush made scathing statements toward Cuba, Iran, Zimbabwe and Myanmar, about what he called "freedom situations."

The words that the Cubans especially took exception to from Bush, the "long rule of a cruel dictator is nearing its end" went over poorly with the people who represent this nation, which Bush referred to simply as a "Communist island."

Radio Cadena Agramonte reports that the Cuban delegation to the 62nd U.N. General Assembly was led by Foreign Minister Felipe Pérez Roque. They walked out of the plenary meeting as Bush was speaking.

A statement issued today in Cuba stated that this action was a “sign of profound rejection of the arrogant and mediocre speech by President Bush”.

The Cuban statement alleges that Bush is responsible for “the killing of over 600 thousand civilians in Iraq.” They also cited Bush for what they say, was a green light allowing the torture of prisoners at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay.

The statement issued after the walk out also accuses Bush's government of using secret flights and jails where they have kidnapped people. The Cuban statement also calls the President a criminal who, "has no moral standing or credibility to judge any other country."

“Cuba condemns and rejects each word of his infamous speech”, adds the statement issued by the island before the United Nations.

Source: Radio Cadena Agramonte

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Henry Ruark September 26, 2007 7:05 pm (Pacific time)

JM et al: Absolutely; that's why "the voice of the people", when it finally learns the truth, is still so potent and still powerful enough to sweep the decks clear and clean, again. That's why the Founders put the First Amendment FIRST, tying to it "free press" responsibilities to inform and protect the public, as return for the business-ticket given by press protection and media usage of commonweal (physical spectrum). Founders were wise enough to write one covering even that long-in-future development...

JM September 26, 2007 1:14 pm (Pacific time)

Truth hurts huh?

Henry Ruark September 25, 2007 5:33 pm (Pacific time)

Julie et al" Contempt is the controlling attitude, for all below what they consider their "elite" class, born to govern and control. Carryover clear from days of yore, in England and elsewhere, when land was torn from under century-long workers for the barons-then, leading to what Founders, who were real radicals of their day, finally found necessary to do. We need to do it again, too...and soon.

Julie September 25, 2007 4:50 pm (Pacific time)

Why in the world can't he have some grace? REALLY! It's one thing to dislike someone, it's another to be a public bully. Not at all the kind of representation I appreciate. He's not representing MY views. Yours?

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