Palling around with even more terrorists

The Cuban American National Foundation backs Obama. Whoopee, I guess.

The Cuban American National Foundation endorses Barack Obama. Given the Foundation’s long record under its founder, Jorge Mas Canosa, of successful terrorist activity in the U.S. and its support for anti-Castro terrorist acts (including the murders of Ronni Moffit and Orlando Letelier and the mid-air destruction of a Cuban airliner in 1976) I can’t say this makes my heart leap with joy. We can only hope that the new leadership, under Mas Canosa’s son Jorge Mas Santos, has decided to take a new tack.

In any case, this is a straw in the wind. CANF doesn’t back many losers.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com