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    Re: Obama Extends Cuba Embargo One Year

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    There is a chance for Obama to do a good thing he might be remembered for in a good way by ending the now meaningless embargo but he;s not smart enough to see that he could be a hero to all Cubans everywhere.

    I would love to ne in a position to reunite all the Cubans who fled Fidel with those who have suffered, all these years.

    Cuba is no threat to us any more.
    agreed, it is time to end the embargo.

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    Re: Obama Extends Cuba Embargo One Year

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    agreed, it is time to end the embargo.
    Why? Why should we give aid and comfort to that type of government?

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    Re: Obama Extends Cuba Embargo One Year

    Im glad he kept the embargo...I was a teenager during the cuban crisis and I remember as it unfolded how Castro wanted Kruschev to nuke us...that was the purpose of allowing missile silos to be built in cuba, 90 miles from our coast....I remember Castros hateful rhetoric toward us....Unfortunately, the cuban people suffer also..

    The real shame of all this...had castro had a pure heart when he overthrew battista and truly wanted to make cuba a great place...he could have easily done that by befriending us...could you imagine how cuba would prosper as a vacation spot only 90 miles from florida...it would have been at least like cancun...id bet even more prosperous
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    Re: Obama Extends Cuba Embargo One Year

    I see absolutely no benefit in the embargo. Cuba absolutely cannot be a player in the US/USSR conflict. Cuz, you know... there is no USSR. The Cold War is over. And there's no reason to keep letting what was essentially a penis measuring contest between people who are dead now to determine the future of US foreign relations.
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    Re: Obama Extends Cuba Embargo One Year

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Why? Why should we give aid and comfort to that type of government?
    what are we accomplishing by it? they are not a threat to us, and the castro boys will soon be gone. also, think of the potential economic opp for the United States...

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    Re: Obama Extends Cuba Embargo One Year

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    what are we accomplishing by it? they are not a threat to us, and the castro boys will soon be gone. also, think of the potential economic opp for the United States...
    ALL FOREIGNERS are a potential threat to the United States. Ones who have embraced Socialism and/or Communism ESPECIALLY.

    I'm a Nationalist and an Isolationist.... What exactly is it that Cuba has to offer US economically? NOTHING.

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    Re: Obama Extends Cuba Embargo One Year

    I think a calculation needs to be made...what harm is the embargo doing to freedom in Cuba? Perhaps a slight loosening of trade restrictions might foster industry, improve the economy, and lead to political change. I don't think that essentially mothballing the Cuban economy and preventing it from trading with the single largest economy in the world right next to it is doing anything to promote political change.

    End the embargo. Or at least drop some restrictions on trade and travel.

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    Re: Obama Extends Cuba Embargo One Year

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    What exactly is it that Cuba has to offer US economically? NOTHING.
    You've never smoked a cuban cigar have you?

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    Re: Obama Extends Cuba Embargo One Year

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    ALL FOREIGNERS are a potential threat to the United States. Ones who have embraced Socialism and/or Communism ESPECIALLY.

    I'm a Nationalist and an Isolationist.... What exactly is it that Cuba has to offer US economically? NOTHING.
    lol...cuba is about as much of a threat to this country as my two cats....what do they offer economically? trade for one, which would probably create a few jobs i'm sure, ya know, put a few people to work....

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    Re: Obama Extends Cuba Embargo One Year

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    I see absolutely no benefit in the embargo. Cuba absolutely cannot be a player in the US/USSR conflict. Cuz, you know... there is no USSR. The Cold War is over. And there's no reason to keep letting what was essentially a penis measuring contest between people who are dead now to determine the future of US foreign relations.
    Of course they cant anymore...mine is merely retribution, for damn near causing a nuclear war that would have killed untold numbers of americans.....why do scumbuckets always live on and on...

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