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Putting the White House in a bind

Cuban-American groups are demanding the US Justice Department indict Fidel Castro for the 1996 Brothers to the Rescue shoot-down, putting the Bush administration in a legal bind.

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen has written to Attorney General Michael Mukasey arguing for an indictment and she and fellow Miami Republican Reps. Mario and Lincoln Diaz-Balart are sponsoring a House resolution that condemns the shoot-downs.

But legal experts doubt the Bush administration - which has long courted the Cuban-American vote - will issue an indictment because other countries might seize on the precedent to prosecute U.S. officials.

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