06 December 2011

CUBA / USA : OPINION: Imprisoned "Spy" Gross...Victim Of Diplomatic Incompetence.

                                        LATIMES/ OPINION
                                        W.LEOGRANDE, P.KORNBLUH

   LAT: "...(USAID worker Alan) Gross is serving a 15-year prison sentence (in Cuba for smuggling in telecom equipment). Obama administration officials have declared that relations with Cuba will remain frozen until Gross is released, but the administration has not been willing to take the aggressive steps necessary to win his freedom. Gross' fate, like Cuba policy generally, is now being sacrificed to electoral politics in Florida.
      Ironically, if Gross were a CIA officer, he would probably be free by now."