Saturday, March 24, 2007
White House: Freedom Flotilla Unsafe, Should Halt
Washington- Appearing at the White House with Dr. Francisco J. Hernandez, President of the Cuban-American National Foundation, President Bush reiterated his support for the Cuban exile movement and the transition to democracy in Cuba, but noted that the United States was not in a position to guarantee the safety of American citizens in or near Cuba. Dr. Hernandez stated that the "Freedom Flotilla" should stop short of Cuba, and return to Miami. President Bush offered the support of the United States Navy and United State Coast Guard in organizing the Flotilla's return to Miami, an offer which Dr. Hernandez graciously accepted.