Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian
"What's amazing to me is that people are shocked by this. Have we not been doing (or at least attempting to do) the same to Cuba for over half a century? Ah, but I forget - if we do it, that's okay, but if they do it, that's a casus belli!
Our national stance towards Cuba is stupid beyond words. The last time that Cuba ever presented any kind of threat was in October 1963, and Kennedy took care of that...and why we still have an embargo is beyond me. We have had open relations - and even strongly supported - dictatorships that were far worse than Castros ever were (like Pakistan, for example).
If we really want to bring Cuba out of communism, the solution's easy - open up our capitalist markets to them, just as we did for the Soviet Union. Bring capitalism to Cuba, and while it's possible the Castros may not fall, their communist system certainly will."