Thursday, December 16, 2004

Christmas In Cuber

In a reversal of long-time policy, the Cuban government has officially tolerated the celebration of Christmas for the last few years. This was encouraging. But now we are getting word that the Cuban government is officially protesting the Christmas tree that has been erected by the staff of the United States Diplomatic Mission in Havana. The tree is located next to a window, easily visible from the street.

It seems as though Cuban officialdom doesn't like the choice of ornaments used on the tree.

In part, the ornaments consist of pictures of 75 political prisoners that have been imprisoned since 2003. There is also a large electrically lit circle emblazzoned with the number 75.

Isn't it great to hear of diplomats doing something outstandingly positive for a change?