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“What will hurt Amer­ica more? Good re­la­tions with Iraq — or Cuba?” asks talk ra­dio host Michael Sav­age, fol­low­ing con­tin­ued news that those two na­tions have in­creas­ingly cozy re­la­tion­ships with the White House. Oth­ers have a few thoughts. “Like De­cem­ber’s an­nounce­ment of its open­ing to Cuba, when even the State Depart­ment was kept in the dark, the White House is tak­ing an­other big step closer to the Cas­tro regime with­out con­sult­ing Congress. The State Depart­ment’s re­view process looks rushed,” points out Rep. Ed Royce, chair­man of the House Com­mit­tee on For­eign Af­fairs. “The Com­mit­tee will be in­ter­ested to hear from the White House how Cuba’s sup­port for rad­i­cal groups in the re­gion, safe har­bor for Amer­i­can fugi­tives — in­clud­ing one of the FBI’s ‘Most Wanted Ter­ror­ists’ — and in­ter­na­tional weapons traf­fick­ing jus­ti­fies to­day’s move.”

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