October 3, 2007

cnn-rangel-cuba.jpg Wednesday  on The Situation Room Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) got into a heated debate with Florida Republican, Lincoln Diaz-Balart, over whether or not the U.S. should lift its embargo on Cuba. As Diaz-Balart goes hog wild, calling Cuba a communist country who sponsors terror and kills Americans, Rangel reminds him that the U.S. already does billions of dollars in business with hard line communist countries who are responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of Americans. Even The Beard jumps in to defend Rangel's position.

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Rangel: "...The fact is that we do business with Viet Nam, and they're responsible for at least sixty thousand Americans being killed. We do business with North Korea and China -- tens of thousands of Americans that are being killed. So we do business with Viet Nam, with North Korea, with China and HE'S going to tell ME that we should be fearful of the communist Castro? It's absolutely ridiculous!"

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