President Bush puts the lie to Castro’s ’embargo’ excuse

President Bush delivers remarks on Cuba policy at State Department
President George W. Bush greets his guests Marlenis Gonzalez, right, and her daughter Melissa, center, Wednesday, October 24, 2007, after his remarks on Cuba policy at the State Department in Washington, D.C. Melissa’s father, Jorge Luis Gonzalez Tanquero is currently being held in a Cuban prison after being arrested for crimes against the regime. White House photo by Eric Draper.

President Bush gave a great speech on the United States’ Cuba policy today at the State Department. You can read the entire speech here. Or read the fact sheet on Cuba policy, titled Encouraging Freedom, Justice, and Prosperity in Cuba, here. Or you can watch video of the President’s speech here.

It was a thing of beauty. So much of it was good, that I would have had to have posted the whole thing here–I’ve posted links above instead. For my money, the best part was when he named names of political prisoners in Castro’s gulag–some of these prisoners’ families were at the speech (see photo above).