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Obama's Cuban Outreach Minimizes Brussels Tragedy

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Cuban Pres. Raul Castro, Pres. Obama: Havana, Mar. 2016 (AP) 

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Monday, 04 Apr 2016 05:23 PM Current | Bio | Archive

I suppose if you’ve waited almost eight years to cozy up to the only remaining Communist regime in the Western Hemisphere, it would take something major to force you to alter your plans.

A terror attack in Brussels that killed 34 and wounded 170 would be enough for most world leaders, but it didn’t appear to meet the standard for Barack Obama.

The Daily Wire reports that President Obama took exactly 52 seconds during his visit to Fidel Castro’s Communist Cuba paradise to comment on the Brussels bombing and most of that was more of his bromide regarding unity in the face of what he refuses to call Islamic terror.


Then it was off to the ball game where he watched the Boston Red Sox play an exhibition game with the Havana team.

Obama’s excuse for limiting his attention to Brussels to 52 seconds was simple.

If he didn’t go to the game and have a sawdust dog then the terrorists would have won.

“The whole premise of terrorism is to try to disrupt people's ordinary lives,” he lectured.

Evidently Obama hasn’t spent much time being frisked in a security line. If having the TSA or an NFL stadium drone give you an impromptu massage isn’t “disrupting,” I don’t know what is.

For Obama, attending the first Major League Baseball exhibition game in 20 years with Raul Castro was a sign of “progress.”

According to ABC News, [attending] “the exhibition baseball game — and the shared love of the game by Cubans and Americans alike — as a recognition of "good will" between two nations and a sign of progress.”

I see. We have so much in common with the Communists there.

America uses baseball bats in baseball stadiums and the Cubans use the bats on political opponents.

Americans aren’t demanding that Obama completely abandon his outreach to the odious tour. He didn’t have to hop on the first plane to Europe, but it would have been more fitting if he’d spoken longer about the Belgium attack and put his personal recreation on the back burner for at least a day.

On the bright side, Americans concerned about our nation’s image with the rest of the West can count our blessings.


At least Obama wasn’t playing golf.

If he had been, he probably would have limited his expression of solidarity with Brussels to flying the flag on the 18th hole at half–staff.

Michael Reagan, the eldest son of President Reagan, is a Newsmax TV analyst. A syndicated columnist and author, he chairs The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Michael is an in-demand speaker with Premiere speaker’s bureau. Read more reports from Michael Reagan — Go Here Now.


 

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For Obama, attending the first Major League Baseball exhibition game in 20 years with Raul Castro was a sign of “progress.” At least Obama wasn’t playing golf. If he had been, he probably would have limited his expression of solidarity with Brussels to flying the flag on the 18th hole at half–staff.
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