Conservative pundit Charles Krauthammer was on Fox News with Bret Baier when he attacked the Obama administration as uncaring about human rights abroad.
Charles Krauthammer: It was hollow from the very beginning. There is no real care in this administration for human rights abroad. Obviously, they have no great interest in these prisoners, it was a throw-in at the end of the deal. They had none for the revolution in Iran in 2009. They have none for Russian dissidents who stand in the way of the deal with the Russians.
Look, the reason that Josh Earnest was pretending that this was a humanitarian, independent gesture on the part of the Castros is because we don’t want to offend the Cubans into thinking it was somehow a deal. Well, why in God’s name did we immediately release the three Cuban spies and not insist that there be an immediate release of the 53 Cubans? Why is it in stages?
Here are people that are entirely innocent of a real crime other than opposing the regime and releasing real criminals. I think the worst part is what James Rosen reported. We’re going to start negotiations in two weeks on normalization without insisting in advance that the prisoners are released. That’s not a precondition. We are going to start and get absolutely nothing? It’s impossible to believe that the administration would be so weak and thoughtless in doing that….