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Thread: Should the Embargo with Cuba be lifted?

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    Should the Embargo with Cuba be lifted?

    I think its time.

    The US simply cannot claim its for human rights anymore, or to make sure they're not supporting a communist or totalitarian regime. Its a ludicrous argument and your foreign policy for the last 50 years does not stand up to scrutiny with it. The Cuban regime are puppy dogs compared to other regimes you have supported in the past.

    With your trading policies with China since Nixon, you've basically single handedly made them one of the most powerful nations on Earth. Why all this hoohaw over Cuba?

    The cold war is over and has been for a long time, opening up your markets to Cuba and restoring relations could very well hasten Cubas long road to democracy. Isolating it seems to have only strengthened the regime.

    Oh wait yeah... we gotta win Florida with the large Cuban expat population.

    How stupid of me

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    Re: Should the Embargo with Cuba be lifted?

    Yeah, who knows if America could one day need Cuba's advice on how to treat political dissidents. After all the USA will probably turn into a totalitarian regime, if the gap between rich and poor keeps widening.
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    Re: Should the Embargo with Cuba be lifted?

    Yeah, I don't think it is necessary. Plus I'm tired of treating cuban cigars as contraband. I just want to smoke 'em in peace.
    Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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    Re: Should the Embargo with Cuba be lifted?

    Yes, I have thought so for about 40 years.

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    Re: Should the Embargo with Cuba be lifted?

    Once you get rid of the embargo, it will be harder for the government to simply point to the "Colossus to the North" as to why they need to remain in power.
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    Re: Should the Embargo with Cuba be lifted?

    As long as Fidel is alive - keep the embargo. When he's finally worm food, lift it. So I had to vote "keep embargo".
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Should the Embargo with Cuba be lifted?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    As long as Fidel is alive - keep the embargo. When he's finally worm food, lift it. So I had to vote "keep embargo".
    So you'd be fine if Fidel is dead but Raul is still in charge? I mean the dude has an artificial anus, he's pretty much dead or dying for all practical purposes
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    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Should the Embargo with Cuba be lifted?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    So you'd be fine if Fidel is dead but Raul is still in charge? I mean the dude has an artificial anus, he's pretty much dead or dying for all practical purposes
    Yeah probably would.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Should the Embargo with Cuba be lifted?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Yeah probably would.
    Why?

    Does your opinion have anything to do with what is best for the US? If so, how does your position benefit the US?
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    Re: Should the Embargo with Cuba be lifted?

    I voted to keep the embargo, until cubans stop trying to swim to fla something still stinks in cuba and if you talk to any cubans that have made it to florida...they tell a whole different side of fidel and cuba that we dont ever get to hear....hes a dirtbag...leave the embargo until a human being runs the country

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