Re: Cuban Double Standard
Ohh, I'm probably going to hate myself for posting, but I can't resist.
Basically, Cuban Americans in the Southern part of Florida have a tremendous amount of $'s and lobbying power towards your gov't. They've always had a loud voice, and have pressured your gov't to remain indignant towards Cuba for many many years. The Republicans have, for the most part, required Florida to win an election. Obama, did not. Hence the easing of tensions between Cuba and the states in the last little while.
Strong attempts were made with Raul, and the olive branch was extended, but I believe some of his "requirements" were just a little to strong. We'll see what happens, but this embargo ending has the best shot under this administration then ever before.
Basically, IMHO, any stimulation of your economy you can get, should be taken advantage of. With the new tax laws on our beloved cigars in the U.S., lifting the embargo could go a long way to make things better. But we have to remember what would happen to the makers of some of our fine NC's!
Digging a bit deeper...... There was an excellent article in Time magazine a few years back that discussed how Kennedy told his military commnanders that he would NOT authorize any additional support to the bay of pigs assault once it was launched. His commanders didn't believe him, and when they went to him for the support he stood his ground and refused.
The bay of pigs issue has been a sore spot for many people, for many years. Especially since Kennedy was a democrat. The are many other issues as to the Embargo and I by no means am picking sides.
I'm a long-gone Waylon song on vinyl.....