Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Guatemala Apologizes to Cuba for Role in Bay of Pigs

Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom apologized to Cuba today for his country’s having allowed the CIA to train exiles in the Central American country for the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion.

He added that he wished to apologize “as president and head of state, and as commander in chief of the Guatemalan army.”

Does this seem like a big kiss-up to Cuba in order to gain favor with Raul Castro and embarrass the United States? It sure does to me. I wonder how long until the Current Temporary Resident of the White House follows suit. After all, he never has had an original thought.

"Today I want to ask Cuba’s forgiveness for having offered our country, our territory, to prepare an invasion of Cuba. It wasn’t us, but it was our territory." - Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom

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