Letter: Time to take Cuba off terrorist watch list

May 10, 2013 

There is much false information touted as truth about a U.S. State Department list of countries that sponsor terrorism.

In March 1982, the Reagan administration established this list to justify its policy to intensify the U.S. blockade against Cuba. We know this is a holdover from the Cold War era that ended more than 20 years ago. Since then, nothing has changed concerning pro-embargo politicians who resort to lies to satisfy their ego.

There are several options. People can join the rest of the world to recognize that Cuba is not a threat but rather a potential trade partner. First, call your senators and representative and request they remove Cuba from the terrorist list. Next, call up the White House or Secretary of State John Kerry at 202-647-4000 and tell them to get on board. Of course, letters and emails are even better.

Finally, for more information about the campaign to remove Cuba from the terrorist list, contact the Latin American Working Group at lawg@lawg.org.

RICHARD GRASSL, Pasco

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