White House Dismisses Critics Over Obama-Castro Handshake

As well they should. How long will we punish Cuba for sins we embrace in our other allies?
White House Dismisses Critics Over Obama-Castro Handshake

Via AFP:

The White House on Wednesday dismissed Republican criticism of President Barack Obama's handshake with Cuban leader Raul Castro at Nelson Mandela's memorial service.

Obama has faced a backlash from Republican rivals after exchanging pleasantries with Castro, the leader of a Communist-run country that has been bitterly estranged from the United States since 1961.

The White House has insisted the gesture was not "pre-planned" while a Cuban government-run website noted hopefully that the handshake could "be the beginning of the end of the US aggressions against Cuba."

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