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The Cold War is Over

Today, three former Marines, the same men who lowered the American flag for the last time in Havana in 1961, raised the flag for the first time in 54 years in Cuba. The final remnant of the Cold War is gone, and good riddance.

Now we just have to end the stupid US embargo, which has never worked and just made things worse. But with Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio attacking the normalization of relations with Cuba using their best Cold War rhetoric, I’m not holding my breath that the Republican-controlled Congress will end the embargo any time soon.

My belief is that if we had given up the embargo a long time ago, the Castro brothers would have been out of power soon afterward.



  1. Ralph wrote:

    The embargo policy was a joke from the get-go. I think it was Gen. Alexander Haig, a fervent anti-Communist of course, who when asked why he smoked Cuban cigars said, “I prefer to think of it as burning down their crops.”

    Friday, August 14, 2015 at 8:44 pm | Permalink
  2. John wrote:

    What we’ve proven with the Cuban embargo is that, we believe deeply that, left to its own devices and with FREE trade, Cuba would do just fine. Which would harm us exactly how?

    Monday, August 17, 2015 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

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