Speaking to Florida law enforcement officials on July 16, Bush claimed the Cuban leader shamelessly promotes sex tourism.
“The dictator welcomes sex tourism. Here’s how he bragged about the industry,” said Bush. “This is his quote — ‘Cuba has the cleanest and most educated prostitutes in the world’ and ‘sex tourism is a vital source of hard currency.’”
Three days after Bush’s remarks, the Los Angeles Times reported that the White House found the comments in a Dartmouth undergraduate paper posted on the Internet and lifted them out of context. “It shows they didn’t read much of the article,” commented Charlie Trumbull, the author.
Speaking in 1992 to the Cuban parliament, Castro actually said, “There are prostitutes, but prostitution is not allowed in our country. There are no women forced to sell themselves to a man, to a foreigner, to a tourist.”
The man is shameless - and it’s on display for all to see. Could this be an honest mistake? I doubt it. I think they know exactly what they’re doing: pandering to the electorate by pissing off anyone that can’t vote.
I can see it now:
- GWB: My fellow Americans, today we invaded the island of Cuba in order to save their children from the sick and ruthless exploitation by Japanese pedophiles. Next week we will begin operations in Japan because they have been unwilling to publicly execute their pedophiles in an Old Testament fashion.