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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Our decision to make the Cuban people suffer because we are mad at their King is foolish and unfair. We have normalized relations with far worse countries and it has been a benefit all around.

    Maybe this will be the beginning of getting along with one of our closest neighbors. It's way overdue.

    That's my opinion© as an American, it has nothing to do with any political party.

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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    First of all what is this "gesture of hope" BS? I didn't know whether to put this in media bias or here. I have no problem with him giving the guy a formal handshake in a situation like this but he seems like he is really infatuated with the guy and it looks to me like he is bowing again. Why is he so warm and subservient to this commie thug.



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    I see Obama's bow is still in good form as well.

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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    that's silly Nixon met with the Chinese Premier and it led to the end of the iron curtain
    Exactly.

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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Our decision to make the Cuban people suffer because we are mad at their King is foolish and unfair. We have normalized relations with far worse countries and it has been a benefit all around.

    Maybe this will be the beginning of getting along with one of our closest neighbors. It's way overdue.

    That's my opinion© as an American, it has nothing to do with any political party.
    But it's worked so well in getting rid of Castro....


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    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    ah cut him some slack, he wants to one up Bill Clinton

    he wants to use a REAL CUBAN Cigar on his intern!
    OK. I laughed....


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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Selective memory much?

    Rumsfeld and Saddam Hussein:


    George HW Bush with Manuel Noriega:


    Nixon and Mao-Tse Tung:


    Eisenhower and Kruschev:


    So exactly what point are you trying to make here?
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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    I don't see much wrong with this. Raul is less fanatical and extreme than Fidel, and something small like this to continue the thawing trend is probably not a bad idea from time to time.

    I would say, however, that a handshake from Obama is a fairly empty gesture these days. His credibility here and abroad is so low that I doubt world leaders noted it as much more than a meaningless glitzy photo op.

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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    Raul Castro is 5' 4". Obama is 6' 1". even a very brief and formal handshake would require Obama to :

    a. bend slightly

    b. grow a longer arm.

    as growing a longer arm can take months or even years, i feel that Obama made the right decision.
    Your theory is wrong unless it was wilt Chamberlin shaking hands with a midget. Quit making dumb excuses for the bow.

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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Obama would have to bend slightly to look Castro in the eye given their relative heights.
    One looks down one looks up. Your excuses are pathetic, he bowed.

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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Our decision to make the Cuban people suffer because we are mad at their King is foolish and unfair. We have normalized relations with far worse countries and it has been a benefit all around.

    Maybe this will be the beginning of getting along with one of our closest neighbors. It's way overdue.

    That's my opinion© as an American, it has nothing to do with any political party.
    There is a very solid reason why we haven't normalized relations with Cuba all these years. No, it has nothing to do with Communism or Cuba being any sort of a threat to the US. It has to do with the numbers of Cuban Americans living in Florida who have achieved citizenship and therefore vote in our elections. They despise Castro with a white hot rage, and would vote against any candidate who even suggested that normalizing relations with Castro would be even a remote possibility. That candidate would lose Florida, which tends to be a swing state.

    Therefore, we don't normalize relations with Cuba.
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