**Written by Doug Powers
In Cuba, President Obama helped pick out the backdrop for a photo with the U.S. delegation:
Obama hasn’t looked that content in quite a while.
The president also was interested in hearing how the U.S. isn’t living up to the expectations of the Castro brothers:
At a joint news conference with Cuban President Raul Castro in Havana, President Barack Obama said he would “welcome” criticism from President Castro on areas “he feels the work falling short” in U.S.-Cuban relations. Obama is making his historical visit to Cuba since the U.S. has reopened relations with the country.
“I actually welcome President Castro commenting on some of the areas where he feels where we’re falling short because i think we should not be immune or afraid of criticism or discussion as well,” Obama said Monday afternoon.
Obama looks forward to reading the communist dictators’ responses to the “let us know how the U.S. can better serve you in the future” survey cards the White House will leave behind for Raul and Fidel to fill out.
This quote from Obama during his press conference with Castro was amazing but not unexpected:
We’re moving ahead with our efforts to help connect more Cubans to the Internet and the global economy. Under President Castro, Cuba has set a goal of bringing Cubans online. And we want to help. At this afternoon’s entrepreneurship event, I’ll discuss additional steps we’re taking to help more Cubans learn, innovate, and do business online — because in the 21st century, countries cannot be successful unless their citizens have access to the Internet.
Hilarious in a really sad way that Obama feels the need to pretend that people in Cuba can’t get on the Internet because of a lack of availability and/or technological know-how rather than acknowledging the fact they’re simply denied access or have a fear of doing a few years of hard labor just for taking a peek at the Drudge Report.
**Written by Doug Powers
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