Some Spaniards are taking offense to several things about this campaign already and it hasn't begun yet. They are feeling that the criticism is unfair. Well let's see what the US State Department has to say about Spanish involvement in Cuba.
Spain is among the most important foreign investors in Cuba. The ruling Zapatero government continues Spain’s longstanding policy of encouraging further investment and trade with Cuba. Cuba imports more goods from Spain (almost 13% of total imports) than from any other country. Spanish economic involvement with Cuba is exclusively centered on joint venture enterprises that provide financial benefit to the Cuban Government through state-owned firms. Spain’s desire to provide support to its business community often impedes its willingness to pressure the Cuban Government on political reform and human rights issues.And to think that Euros like to call Americans savage capitalists. It's lamentable that some of our Spanish cousins will surely be offended in the coming weeks but you have break eggs to make omelettes. When the Spanish government starts to do something to effect change in Cuba we'll be the first to applaud.