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.