Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Formaldehyde, Apr 8, 2009.
I dont know if he will or not,. but it seems more likely under him than it has under any previous one
Honestly, I can't see any reason why the status quo should remain. It's baffling.
What Mise said. I just don't see the benefit, other than some type of protectionism.
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I belief that it should be good move if there will be also some step by Cuba. For example end of political persecution.
American tourists would ruin the awesomeness of Cuban resorts.
Yes, let us exploit their resources!
But really, it should end. The embargo was attached to a pathetic reason to which now no longer applies.
Cubans can vote now?
No more political prisoners held by the Castros?
Wow, I missed the revolution.
The reason was to force a revolution. It clearly didn't work. Ergo, it was a pathetic reason to have an embargo.
Now, freedom is a good goal. But the embargo ain't doing it.
1. Cuba (and Castro) represents a massive embarrassment to the US.
2. Cuban-American voters.
Totally untrue. Cuba is pathetic, at best. It's a real crap hole of totalitarianism and mainstream poverty. Which, given its government, is what it should be. People cross 100 miles of open water in innertubes to escape that hellhole.
We are talking about different things.
I'm talking more from the historical perspective and our legacy of being unable to unseat Castro.
Who is your edit intended for?
Why should the U.S. be embarrassed about it?
The title maker.
Legitimate (unilateral) sanctions =/= oppression. They can do business with whoever else they want, and they do. It's entirely our perogative to not do business with them. Noone should be forced to do business with anyone.
That wasn't the only reason; Cuba aligning itself with the USSR during the cold war certainly play a major factor.
Cuba's military was second only to Brazil's in all of Latin and South America during the Cold War, and they actively assisted the USSR in wars in Angola and Ethiopia.
By removing the Legitimate (unilateral) sanctions, it doesnt force anyone to trade with Cuba, it just means they can..
I think when he said anyone, he meant any countries. IE its the US's right to not trade with Cuba.
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