September 18, 2003

Europe's Heroes Speak

A letter from Vaclav Havel, Lech Walesa, and Arpad Göncz, published today, urges Europe to call the Castro dictatorship by its name, and support the democracy movement in Cuba. (via The Corner)

Bravo, Gentlemen! Here's an excerpt:

It is time to put aside transatlantic disputes about the embargo of Cuba and to concentrate on direct support for Cuban dissidents, prisoners of conscience and their families.

Europe ought to make it unambiguously clear that Castro is a dictator, and that for democratic countries a dictatorship cannot become a partner until it commences a process of political liberalisation.

Posted by dan at September 18, 2003 1:46 PM