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Palin: I'm 'Ashamed' of Obama's Cuba Moves

By    |   Monday, 22 Dec 2014 11:46 PM

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is slamming normalization of relations between the United States and Cuba, saying President Barack Obama's decision "spit in the face of every human rights activist in Cuba."

"I am so ashamed with what the Obama administration has done to Cuban people. I do not support it," Palin said in a video broadcast on her namesake channel Monday, and posted by Breitbart.

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"This Christmas Eve, I intend to light a candle and put it in my window to show my solidarity with every brave Cuban fighting for freedom and every political dissident languishing in Castro’s prisons … Let’s show them that the light of freedom shall never be extinguished."

Palin compared her call for a show of solidarity with Cuban dissidents to President Ronald Reagan's televised address in 1981 urging Americans to light a candle for Polish freedom fighters.

Reagan, she said, rejected the notion Americans "had to get used to" the communist Soviet regime, "and pretend there was some type of moral equivalency." Instead, Reagan had the "moral clarity" to call the Soviet Union an "evil empire," she noted.

But Obama's policy of normalization "spit in the face of every human rights activist in Cuba," Palin charged, and "enriched their oppressors and sanctioned their abuse."

With his decision, Obama just gave the "Castro regime the hard currency and the economic boost to remain in power forever," Palin said, adding he'd given "away all of our leverage to fight for human rights" and betrayed "the people who are courageously putting their lives on the line fighting for freedom."

“This Christmas eve, I intend to light a candle and put it in my window to show my solidarity with every brave Cuban fighting for freedom and every political dissident languishing in Castro’s prisons," Palin declared. "I encourage you to do the same. … Let’s show them that the light of freedom shall never be extinguished."

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