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

    Someone has to be really bored to make such a big deal out of such a small gesture.
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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    I'm not familiar with the case. Still, my point is the population, not the dictators.
    You stand firm, straight and tall and show the Cuban people we are not wimps to be pushed around by their little punk ass dictator.

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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
    That's a meeting I would not have approved of either, regardless of the outcome.


    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.
    On that we will have to disagree. Then again I'm an Isolationist by nature.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    It's a funeral for ****s sake. Not the time for this childish political bull****.
    That all this "funeral" was in the first place.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Hear what? You give the man a formal handshake while standing proud and tall as President of the USA and quickly move on.
    Whatever Mr. Castro may have been saying to him. As others have pointed out its way past time to lend a hand to Cubans.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Whatever Mr. Castro may have been saying to him. As others have pointed out its way past time to lend a hand to Cubans.
    I disagree. We don't need to lend a hand to Cuba. If they want to be included on our trade, let them come asking for it and we'll bargain just as we do with every other nation.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by instagramsci View Post
    Someone has to be really bored to make such a big deal out of such a small gesture.
    What you call a small gesture has become a pattern over the course of his presidency. Granted, one or two times, that could be dismissed. But it's part of a pattern that shows weakness. You know, in Russia, folks on the street still call Obama Putin's bitch.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    You stand firm, straight and tall and show the Cuban people we are not wimps to be pushed around by their little punk ass dictator.
    Can we leave out the perceived bowing and get on with being a positive influence? If we normalized (somewhat) relations with Cuba, it would bring prosperity to the masses of the population. Communism fails once people have a shot at Capitalism and we would "win" by doing this. China, Russia and Vietnam are good examples. W made things better - not perfect - by opening up to normalized relations and helped create their middle-class. That has reduced their aggression considerably. People who have full bellies are less war-like.

    My POV anyway.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    On that we will have to disagree. Then again I'm an Isolationist by nature.
    Yes, you are

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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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    What is your hang-up with bowing? In many cultures, bowing is the form or greeting like a handshake. You are seriously reading waaaaaaaaaaaaay too much into this. Its actually kinda funny.
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