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    Obama Extends Cuba Embargo One Year

    Obama Extends Cuba Embargo One Year
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/14/obama-extends-cuba-embarg_n_286154.html

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has extended the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba for one year, the White House said in a statement released on Monday.

    The extension was expected and has been the practice of all U.S. presidents dating to the 1970s under a section of the so-called "Trading With the Enemy Act."

    Obama extended the embargo even though he has made reaching out to old U.S. foes a key plank in his foreign policy.
    There have been signs of a possible thaw in U.S.-Cuban ties since Raul Castro early last year took over as president from his ailing brother Fidel. Fidel Castro had held the post since heading the revolution that ousted the U.S.-backed Batista regime on Jan. 1, 1959
    In order to end the embargo, the Congress specifically has to take action as required in the Helms-Burt­on Act. Once again President Obama signed an extension of the sanctions against the Castro brothers’ tyrannical military regime. They deserve it.

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    Re: Obama Extends Cuba Embargo One Year

    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.

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    Re: Obama Extends Cuba Embargo One Year

    The only problem was he missed adding the three zeros to the end of the time frame that the act should have been extended.

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    The embargo should stay until the political prisoners are released and elections occur. It's not a matter of Cuba being a threat to the US; why would anyone think so... seriously? Wait a minute. Someone believes the rationale behind the embargo is Cuba's threat to the US? Anyway, it's about dealing with a totalitarian regime. Sometimes economic relations are called for, sometimes diplomatic ones, treaties or war. It depends on the circumstance. In the case of Cuba, embargo will do, if we cannot invade and nation build. How about this... we invade, nation build and then make Cuba and Puerto Rico states (pending each's vote to do so).
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    Re: Obama Extends Cuba Embargo One Year

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    The embargo should stay until the political prisoners are released and elections occur. It's not a matter of Cuba being a threat to the US; why would anyone think so... seriously? Wait a minute. Someone believes the rationale behind the embargo is Cuba's threat to the US? Anyway, it's about dealing with a totalitarian regime. Sometimes economic relations are called for, sometimes diplomatic ones, treaties or war. It depends on the circumstance. In the case of Cuba, embargo will do, if we cannot invade and nation build. How about this... we invade, nation build and then make Cuba and Puerto Rico states (pending each's vote to do so).
    Prisoners, eh? The USA has more prisoners per capita than any country on the planet. Could some of those be political? Invade Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, steal their oil, make them states, and make the sheiks USA taxpayers. Just plain dumb! Which version, yours or mine?

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    Re: Obama Extends Cuba Embargo One Year

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandokan View Post
    In order to end the embargo, the Congress specifically has to take action as required in the Helms-Burt*on Act. Once again President Obama signed an extension of the sanctions against the Castro brothers’ tyrannical military regime. They deserve it.
    this i disagree with.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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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.
    actually, many cubans would villify obama for ending the embargo. and now that cubans can fly to cuba legally from tampa, they already can see their families.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Obama Extends Cuba Embargo One Year

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    this i disagree with.
    Of course you do. You see Cuba as the model for America's future. That's what the Liberal mentality is all about.

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    Re: Obama Extends Cuba Embargo One Year

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Of course you do. You see Cuba as the model for America's future. That's what the Liberal mentality is all about.
    anything non personal to add? what good reason does the embargo serve now?

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Obama Extends Cuba Embargo One Year

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    what good reason does the embargo serve now?
    It serves to separate this nation from a bunch of disgusting wastes of flesh and oxygen, which is something we do not do often enough in this nation. Given the power, I'd embargo all goods from Canada, Europe, and China/Vietnam as well for the same reason.... We should not be doing business with Socialist/Communist governments.

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