"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
This island is 90 miles from out coast, we should be taking a very different approach here. As long as Gitmo is operating we are giving the Castro Brothers a boogeyman to point at that the Cuban people can easily see.
Fidel hates the US because of our original heavy handed approach. He is our creation.
End the Embargo.
Bring them under our support to keep a pleasant ruling eye and hand on things rather than this '10 foot pole' tension. If we give options that will improve their situation as a trade-off for doing these things then maybe we'll be better off.
The only real issue with Cuba is their relationship with others in regard to how it might affect us. So - we should just become their BFF.
Hold your friends close and your enemies closer.
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
Lift it. Lift if. Lift the embargo.
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my opinion is that it's time to lift the embargo.
Keep the embargo. Every argument made against it has been initiated by a Cuban, a socialist, or someone buying the communist gov. sources.