Open letter to Mr.
President George W. Bush.
Baltimore, august 17 2004
Dear friend, President George W. Bush.
I’ve decided to write this open letter to you, because as the sincere
men that we are, we are pleased to share the truths.
Dear friend, President George W. Bush, shortly after your inauguration
into office, I had the honor of receiving your personal invitation,
soliciting me to accepted the task of working with you as a Hispanic
leader in the course of making America a better place for all of us. The
piece that corresponds to us we try to fulfill it to the best of our
ability every day.
To show and present the truth at the moment is a difficult task, we
could say a task of titans, the radical left is against us, the majority
of the radical press, written and televised, is against us, but what’s
not against us are the minds of good men hoping to hear the truth needed
to decide their vote and their government. As such, the important thing
is to deliver the message of truth to the misinformed and confused
In the case of the United States, although difficult, we still manage to
get the necessary information. In the case of our unfortunate Cuban
people, that is impossible. A cruel and already internationally
well-known dictatorship, seated for more than forty-five years, turns
that mission null. What dictatorships fear most, what the left fears
most, is the normal flow of information because they know that at the
moment that the truth is known, Freedom is desired and fought for.
The Cubans as well as the American people want to live in freedom. We
want to free ourselves from our chains, but there are many factors that
make this task impossible. During the Crisis of October, a time in which
Castro had no doubts of launching the nuclear missiles against this
nation, the two superpowers at that time, this great country and the
former Soviet Union, subscribed a covenant of none aggression against
Cuba. Castro was only an observer of that pact, but that agreement, like
a blank check, left the door open for his exaggerations and for his well
known boastings against the U.S., which have turned him, in the eyes of
the misinformed, into the neighborhood bully. He knows that protected by
that treaty the United States will never retaliate.
On the other hand, although the Soviet Union no longer exists, and Cuba
never complies nor respects any international agreement, this country of
laws and institutions has respected that agreement. It has deprived the
exiled Cubans of their supreme right offered by God, and recognized by
the “Carta Magna” of the Human Rights, the use of weapons for the sacred
right to live in freedom. The almost two million Cubans exiled cannot
organize ourselves and enter Cuba fighting, as this or any other country
does to defend their security, their liberty, their democracy. We are
condemned to a despairing wait. We are limited and condemned to fight in
uneven forums, we are condemned to fight before some United Nations that
favors and legitimizes the cruel Cuban dictatorship; we are forced to
fight an uneven battle against Castro and his cronies.
Bitterly we accept that challenge. We did not come to this country that
opened its arms to us to break its laws, we live in a democracy and
under a lawful state, we can modify the laws and the regulations, and by
using these instruments we have accomplished much. We hope that measures
against the dictatorship are implemented; we wish for just laws for our
community, we wish to be recognized as men that know and respect the
game of Democracy.
The use of the transmission airship "Commando Solo" and to reinforce the
transmissions of Radio and TV Martí, these are within the measures
recommended by the Commission for a Free Cuba. The most effective ones,
are those that will end once and for all
Castro’s monopoly of disinformation, and therefore the unscrupulous
Cuban dictatorship. What are the reasons then are these agreements
already approved are not yet fulfilled? Who is stopping this? Do they
fear that Castro will dare to destroy "Comando Solo"?
No, Fidel Castro is a coward who hates his own people. Facts and actions
have demonstrated this. A people living in misery and without future are
his great feat. A ruffian like Castro that threatened to remove the
Americans from the Naval Base of Guantánamo in 2000 and conveniently
forgot about it, will be the same one who will also forget that
"Commando Solo" is taking the signal of hope to the Cuban people. Castro
will not demolish "Commando Solo". Castro again will attack those that
he hates and despises most: his hostages. And in another one of his
customary gigantic campaigns will gather from each Cuban home their
radio and television sets. When the assault on the Moncada headquarters,
Castro who studied and grew up in that area got lost, he appeared a few
days later under the robe of a protective priest when his companions
were dead or imprisoned.
Mr. President George W. Bush, it is time to fulfill your promises, we
formally solicit you to order the implementation of the plan for the
flight of "Commando Solo", accelerate the fall of the fateful regime in
Havana, let us start the flow of information and with it to democracy
and the truth.
Now many cards and pieces are in motion, because it is the election
period in this country, but dear friend, Mr. President, the people of
Cuba need freedom with republicans or democrats.
Dear friend, President George W. Bush, we wish you health and successes.
Eng. César L. Alarcón
Note: This letter that’s has
been made public today, was previously sent to the White House via the
Translated by Eng.Andres Perez.