Nearly every country in the U.N. General Assembly told the United States on Tuesday to lift its four-decade old economic embargo against Cuba in a record vote of 182 to 4 with 1 abstention.
"But Cuba is Communist!" So is China… "Cuba is a threat!" Nonsense. "Cuba has a terrible human rights record!" Assuming that was true – which it isn’t – the US routinely deals with thug nations like Myanmar (Burma) with little hesitation. Besides, um, the US record on human rights isn’t exactly something to brag about, what with jailing people indefinitely without being charged, running gulags throughout the world, and, oh yes, let’s not forget Abu Gharib.
One more time, the US stands alone, isolated by actions which make a mockery of their words.