As you might be able to imagine, I, not white by a long chalk, don’t agree with the ‘Duck‘ on many things — though I think we are fairly compatico when it comes to having no sympathy with illegals (given that I experience all the ‘bad things’ legals have to endure because of the illegals).
But I agree with the ‘Duck’ that this was a DEFINITE, calculated SNUB.
It was a bloody historic visit at so many different levels. IF Castro had a policy that he NEVER meets a Head of State off the plane I would be 100% fine with that. As the adopted son of an Ambassador (the Sri Lankan Ambassador to the U.S. to boot) I do understand and appreciate diplomatic protocol.
But Casto was at the airport to meet Pope Francis and Castro is said to be an atheist (in public).
If the White House knew this before hand they should have complained.
IF it was a surprise Obama should have turned back, got back on Air Force One and flown back.
Whatever you may think about the ‘Duck’ you know, and I know, that he would be capable of turning back and leaving the Cuban’s with their mouths agape.
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