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    Biden: No change on Cuban Policy

    Ok so now the Cold Warriors can no longer be paranoid that Obama will break the chains that keep Castro and his boys contained. More of the same indeed.

    Biden says U.S. does not plan to lift Cuba embargo | Markets | US Markets | Reuters
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    Re: Biden: No change on Cuban Policy

    From Obama's website:

    Barack Obama will continue the long American tradition of smart diplomacy to keep the country safe while improving America’s standing in the world.

    Barack Obama and Joe Biden: The Change We Need | Policy Issues

    The only thing changing is the look on the faces of Obama's constituents as he keeps Bush' policies in place.
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    Re: Biden: No change on Cuban Policy

    you mean American policies, not necessarily Bush policies.

    Sad that a small, former sugar-colony, country could cause just animosity
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    Re: Biden: No change on Cuban Policy

    I think those sanctions are about to work. Cuba will break any day now.
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    Re: Biden: No change on Cuban Policy

    Sanctions, Embargoes....

    Iran launched a satellite.
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    Re: Biden: No change on Cuban Policy

    The embargo had middling effects during the Cold War do to the economc agreements between the USSR and Cuba...

    Since then though they have worked wonderfully.
    The Cuban economy is a shambles. The Communist government is clearly incapable of solving that problem without the USA. The USA is clearly seen as the source of Cuban salvation if the Dictatorship is removed.

    Throwing that all away to "feel good" in intellectual circles while re-invigorating the Communist regime in Cuba would be monumentally stupid...




    How about we agree to lift the embargo on the condition that Cuba hold Democratic elections for all positions including the Presidency.

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    Re: Biden: No change on Cuban Policy

    What a pathetic joke. When is this stupidity going to end? The Cold war has been over for nearly 20 years now. What possible justification still exists, other than serving a small minority of Floridians?

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    Re: Biden: No change on Cuban Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    I think those sanctions are about to work. Cuba will break any day now.
    It will- although for reasons completely unrelated to the sanctions, of course. Communism in the island will die with the Castro brothers, and with any luck, sooner than that even.


    I think it's a sort of screwed if you do, screwed if you don't type situation. Lifting the embargo will do nothing to heal the wounds that the communist system has put on Cuba; still, I personally always find it hard to be against lifting trade barriers.

    -Thoughts from a half-Cuban

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    Re: Biden: No change on Cuban Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    Sanctions, Embargoes....

    Iran launched a satellite.
    Iran has oil revenues
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    Re: Biden: No change on Cuban Policy

    Didn't obama first suggest he was going to end it?
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