Friday, July 16, 2004

Bush attacks hard-working Cubans

Bush, in Florida, Assails Castro on Sex Tourism 
File this under stories that make the Onion green with envy:
TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - President Bush accused Cuba's Fidel Castro on Friday of welcoming sex tourism and contributing to a global problem of human trafficking, as he courted Cuban voters in Florida, a pivotal state in the election.
"The regime of Fidel Castro has turned Cuba into a major destination for sex tourism," Bush said, adding that the Cuban president "welcomes sex tourism" as a source of hard currency for his government.
Call in the Crisco Kid!  He'll save the day!
The Department of Justice -organized conference was aimed at touting the administration's efforts to crack down on the trafficking of people across borders for forced labor such as prostitution and sweatshop work.
Why do I get the feeling Bush just single-handedly boosted Cuba's economy?