de pe politico:

At a news conference where Bush showed unusual passion for a president in his waning months, he said “now is not the time” to talk with Castro.

“What’s lost … by embracing a tyrant who puts his people in prison because of their political beliefs?” he said. “What’s lost is, it’ll send the wrong message. It’ll send a discouraging message to those who wonder whether America will continue to work for the freedom of prisoners. It’ll give great status to those … who have suppressed human rights and human dignity.

“The idea of embracing a leader who’s done this, without any attempt on his part to … release prisoners and free their society, would be counterproductive and send the wrong signal.”

Warming to the subject, Bush continued: “Sitting down at the table, having your picture taken with a tyrant such as Raul Castro, for example, lends the status of the office and the status of our country to him. He gains a lot from it by saying, Look at me. I’m now recognized by the president of the United States.”

având în vedere că tabăra Hillary acuză ca punct slab al lui Obama exact acelaşi subiect, atacul lui Bush ar putea fi încadrat într-o strategie a republicanilor de a forţa nominalizarea lui Hillary pentru că ar fi mai vulnerabilă în faţa maşinăriei republicane, iar alegătorii lor tradiţionali ar fi mai bine mobilizaţi. În acelaşi timp pentru democraţi un atac din partea lui Bush ar putea avea un efect contrar şi să mai dea câteva puncte în favoarea lui Obama. sau poate omul doar a adus un argument logic fără să gândescă implicaţiile pentru cursa prezidenţială:)