THEY JUST CAN’T STOP LYING!

 

The Bushies seem to have an instinctive need to put a political spin on things, and usually that spin involves a distortion of the available facts.  Even if it only involves taking a cheap shot at Fidel Castro, they can’t do the work to find something genuine to criticize.  Well, just read the story which I excerpt here:

 


Bush Took Quote Out of Context, Researcher Says

 

According to Trumbull, who conducted field research in Cuba, prostitution boomed in the Caribbean nation after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, providing an important source of currency for the Cuban economy. Castro, who outlawed prostitution when he took power in 1959, initially had few resources to combat it. But beginning around 1996, Cuban authorities began to crack down on the practice.

Although prostitution still exists, Trumbull said, it is far less visible, and it would be inaccurate to say the government promotes it.

Even when Castro made the remarks, Trumbull said, he was not boasting about Cuba’s prostitutes as sex workers.

“Castro was merely trying to emphasize some of the successes of the revolution by saying ‘even our prostitutes our educated,’ ” Trumbull said. “Castro was trying to defend his revolution against negative publicity. He was in no way bragging about the opportunities for sex tourism on the island.”