U.S. Should Not Send Back Cuban Refugees
By David Holcberg (New York Post, August 5, 2003)
The U.S. government has committed a monstrous act: it sent back to Cuba the twelve escapees who managed, last week, to get within 40 miles of Florida's coast in a boat fashioned out of a 1951 Chevy pickup truck.
These courageous escapees, who risked their lives to be free in America, will no doubt be thrown in prison and tortured--if not executed like the three men who hijacked a ferryboat to flee Cuba in April--by the murderous Castro regime.
It is highly hypocritical for President Bush--and other American politicians--to talk about bringing freedom to the world while sending freedom-seeking refugees back to a totalitarian dictatorship.