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

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackAsCoal View Post
    The right hates everything .. where's the news?

    Hopefully, Obama will get something right and open the door to Cuba.
    It really would be a good idea to open the door to Cuba. They do not seem to be a real threat anymore. And a lot of Americans would love to visit the place, see their folks and all that.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    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.
    Weakness? LOL...it shows that he is polite towards other heads of state. Only a fool would view this as a sign of weakness.
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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    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.
    Who cares if Cuba's masses live in prosperity? They are no longer a threat to us, and there is no reason for us to normalize relations with them. It's just going to mean more foreign aid, more mouths for us to feed. Let them take care of their own people, or not.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    That's not infatuation

    *THIS* is infatuation!
    Nah, that's Not Infatuation.....NOW THIS is in infatuation.



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

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Weakness? LOL...it shows that he is polite towards other heads of state. Only a fool would view this as a sign of weakness.
    Bowing and his weak in the knees body posturing when meeting with foreign dignitaries isn't simple politeness and only the blind or worshippers don't see that.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    yeah, what's Obama thinking? he should have roundhouse kicked him in the jaw before ordering a naval blockade to keep out the soviets.


    Well.....I am sure someone around there had a volkswagon. So he could have just gave him a slugbug.

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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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    Wasn't there a very similar photo of Brezhnev and Tricky Dick?

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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.
    Who was Mr. Castro trying to push around?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Who cares if Cuba's masses live in prosperity? They are no longer a threat to us, and there is no reason for us to normalize relations with them. It's just going to mean more foreign aid, more mouths for us to feed. Let them take care of their own people, or not.
    You could say the same of most ME and African countries. But we manage to get along with them. So, why not Cuba?

    My opinion has nothing to do with politics or political parties or Obama etc. I just don't see what the point is in being alienated.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    I would truly hope not, BAC.

    The photo you're using as your avatar appears to show a woman in military dress. US Army, if I don't miss my guess. I would like to believe the average US Soldier is intelligent enough and has sufficient situational awareness to understand how poor a choice opening up relations with any foreign government is, nevermind one that is communist in nature.
    I respect your perspective brother, but I vehemently disagree. Castro lasted through 11 US presidents and an embargo. Our policy towards Cuba has failed. In spite of the US embargo, Cuba still managed to improve the lives of Cubans exponentially from the days of Batista and mafia 'donkey shows.'

    Cuba offers free health care and education to its citizens cradle to grave, and has the highest percentage of doctors in the world.

    My avatar is that of my daughter .. and US aggression around the world is no friend of the American soldier, who continues to suffer from astronomical rates of suicide, depression, PTSD, and other forms of combat fatigue.

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