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Rogers on Cuba

* The William Rogers piece on the deplorable state of Cuba (Commentary, Nov. 13) failed, as such comment usually does, to state the U.S. contribution to that sorry condition. Honest evaluation would recall the U.S. military and political corruption used to perpetuate our economic plundering of that small country. Fidel Castro is a product of the abuses of our colonial possession.

Rogers’ reference to “the massive Soviet subsidies that kept the Cuban economy afloat” failed to mention that they were equal in cost to the yearly amount we spend in Israel for half as many people.

The United States’ concern for political freedom, honest government and human rights in Cuba is refreshing. On what date did our policy change?

WILLIAM S. PATTERSON

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