I have covered the fact that the Bush administration caters to terrorists if they are Anti-Castro Cubans, citing the case of convicted murderer Orlando Bosch as well as highlighting longstanding Republican links from Iran/Contra that include terrorist Posada Carriles.
Over at Consortium News this Republican Terrorist nexus is brought up to date. Politics as usual with a conservative GOP flavor. "Taint" is probably a better word...
The reason is that this terrorist, Luis Posada Carriles, was a CIA-trained Cuban whose long personal war against Fidel Castro’s government is viewed sympathetically by the two Bush brothers and their father. When it comes to the Bush family, Posada is the epitome of the old saying that “one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.”
The Bush administration – which has imprisoned Jose Padilla and other alleged Muslim “enemy combatants” without trial – has taken a far more lenient approach toward the 77-year-old Posada, who is still wanted in Venezuela for the bombing of a Cubana Airlines plane in 1976 that killed 73 people. Posada also has admitted involvement in a deadly hotel bombing campaign in Cuba in 1997.
Two months before Election 2004, three of Posada’s co-conspirators – Guillermo Novo Sampol, Pedro Remon and Gaspar Jimenez – arrived in Miami to a hero’s welcome, flashing victory signs at their supporters. While the terrorists celebrated, U.S. authorities watched the men – also implicated in bombings in New York, New Jersey and Florida – alight on U.S. soil.
Read the full article by Robert Parry and Jerry Meldon to get the scoop on acceptable terrorists, embarrassing Bush family connections, "intelligence" bereft of justice -Business as usual for the Bush clan.