Yes, but with conditions or limits.
I'm unsure or don't care either way.
Personally I think the best thing to do is let go of the embargo now before the Castro's die.
When they go Cuba will go one of two ways..ether a smooth transition to a socialist democracy or a civil war ending in a really harsh crack down with another dictator..much nastier that Fidel but probably willing to negotiate with the USA for economic benefits for a few military despots.
I'd think that if the USA does not want a flood of refugees turning up..go with the former option.
Wow, such ignorance about Cuba on this thread. The embargo has more to do with fruit than with communism or Florida. Please look up Operation Northwoods and Operation Mongoose.
http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/news/2...northwoods.pdfOperation Northwoods was a series of proposals for actions against the Cuban government, that originated within the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) of the United States government in 1962. The proposals, which called for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), or other operatives, to commit acts of terrorism in US cities and elsewhere, were rejected by the Kennedy administration.
At the time of the proposal, Cuba had recently become communist under Fidel Castro. The operation proposed creating public support for a war against Cuba by blaming it for terrorist acts. To this end, Operation Northwoods proposals recommended hijackings and bombings followed by the introduction of phony evidence that would implicate the Cuban government. It stated:
The desired resultant from the execution of this plan would be to place the United States in the apparent position of suffering defensible grievances from a rash and irresponsible government of Cuba and to develop an international image of a Cuban threat to peace in the Western Hemisphere.
Several other proposals were included within Operation Northwoods, including real or simulated actions against various US military and civilian targets. The operation recommended developing a "Communist Cuban terror campaign in the Miami area, in other Florida cities and even in Washington".
Australia has moved a long way toward USA unfettered capitalism and dog eat dog social platforms in the last 20 years.
The "socialism" of which you speak (assuming you're referring to the free tertiary education and universal health care of the late 70's and 80's) has been eroded to be scarcely recognizable and is on it's last legs.
But like I said, nobody really cares what Australia does.